Angelica Kauffman

Thursday 14th March 24

with Michael Paraskos

£20 including a glass of wine
7.00 – 8.30pm

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Angelica Kauffman RA was one of the most celebrated artists of the 18th century. In this major exhibition in London, Dr Michael Paraskos will trace her trajectory from child prodigy to one of Europe’s most sought-after painters.

Known for her celebrity portraits and pioneering history paintings, Angelica Kauffman helped to shape the direction of European art. She painted some of the most influential figures of her day – queens, countesses, actors and socialites – and she reinvented the genre of history painting by focusing largely on female protagonists from classical history and mythology.

This lecture covers Kauffman’s life and work: her rise to fame in London, her role as a founding member of the Royal Academy and her later career in Rome where her studio became a hub for the city’s cultural life.

Join the art historian Dr Michael Paraskos, of Imperial College London, to discover more about this fascinating and talented artist, in a talk organised to coincide with the exhibition of Angelica Kauffman’s work at the Royal Academy in London.

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Michael Paraskos first studied art history at Leeds University, before gaining his doctorate at the University of Nottingham in 2005. He is the author of many books and articles on art and literature, has reviewed exhibitions on radio and television and is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London and Visiting Professor in Art History at York St John University.