Fin-de-siècle – 1789: Revolution and its repercussions
The French Revolution is widely regarded as one of the critical moments in European history and the dawn of the modern era.
Its impact culturally was as great as it was politically and in this lecture, Gayna Pelham will explore some of the ways in which the ripples of this extraordinary event are still being felt culturally in society today.
On Mondays and Thursdays, focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.
Image above: Detail from Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Monsieur de Norvins, 1811-12
The events programme for 'Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900' is kindly supported by Martin Halusa