An art of jouissance? Spectacle and consumption in the Parisian Belle Époque

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

This talk examines the visual culture of the Parisian Belle Époque through the particularly French notion of pleasure embodied in the term jouissance, which I suggest extends across varied sites and objects of a new consumer society devoted to spectacular entertainments. From the Palais Garnier to Jules Chéret’s advertising lithographs and the Parisian department store as a palace of consumption, this was an age in which sensuality, frivolity, and the joys of looking reigned supreme.

Venue & Address: 
Spadina Theatre 24 Spadina Rd
Website: 
https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/lectures/an-art-of-jouissance-spectacle-and-consumption-in-the-parisian-belle-epoque
Email: 
culturel@alliance-francaise.ca
Phone: 
416-922-2014 ext 37
- Anonymous, Opéra Garnier. Picture postcard, 1880s - Grands Magasins de la Samaritaine. Autochrome, c. 1910 - Jules Chéret, pos

Lordy Lordy! What Did Lord Elgin and Lord Byron Do To and For Greece?

Lord Elgin by Anton Graff (1788)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

LORDY LORDY! WHAT DID LORD ELGIN AND LORD BYRON DO TO AND FOR GREECE?
Maybe not what you think!
An Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Francis Broun

About Dr. Francis Broun
Francis Broun came to Canada from Scotland in 1967. He has a B.A. from McGill and a Ph.D. from Princeton, both in art history. For fifteen years he worked at the AGO, teaching courses and helping to organise Old Master exhibitions like the Dutch paintings from the Mauritshuis and the Holbein drawings from the Queen's Collection. He also accompanied AGO trips to Florence, London and the River Danube. Since 1989 he has worked as a freelance lecturer, most regularly at OCAD University, the Royal Conservatory of Music (where he was Head of the Humanities Department) and the Women's Art Association of Canada. In 2009 he was a semi-finalist in TVO's best Lecturer competition. 

He still travels with groups of art lovers, mainly to North American cities like New York, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. His most recent European trips include London, Vienna, Paris, and Provence.

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto, ON TTC: St. George Station (Bedford Exit)
Website: 
http://www.womensartofcanada.ca/
Email: 
fbroun@arthistorylectures.com
Phone: 
(416) 922-2060
Cost: 
$25 (payable at the door)

Lordy Lordy! What Did Lord Elgin and Lord Byron Do To and For Greece?

Lord Elgin by Anton Graff (1788)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

LORDY LORDY! WHAT DID LORD ELGIN AND LORD BYRON DO TO AND FOR GREECE?
Maybe not what you think!
An Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Francis Broun

About Dr. Francis Broun
Francis Broun came to Canada from Scotland in 1967. He has a B.A. from McGill and a Ph.D. from Princeton, both in art history. For fifteen years he worked at the AGO, teaching courses and helping to organise Old Master exhibitions like the Dutch paintings from the Mauritshuis and the Holbein drawings from the Queen's Collection. He also accompanied AGO trips to Florence, London and the River Danube. Since 1989 he has worked as a freelance lecturer, most regularly at OCAD University, the Royal Conservatory of Music (where he was Head of the Humanities Department) and the Women's Art Association of Canada. In 2009 he was a semi-finalist in TVO's best Lecturer competition. 

He still travels with groups of art lovers, mainly to North American cities like New York, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. His most recent European trips include London, Vienna, Paris, and Provence.

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Avenue | Toronto, ON | M5R 1B2 TTC: St. George Station (Bedford Exit)
Website: 
http://www.womensartofcanada.ca/
Email: 
fbroun@arthistorylectures.com
Phone: 
(416) 922-2060
Cost: 
$25 (payable at the door)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

Italian Baroque Art Lectures by Dr. Francis Broun

Italian Baroque Art lectures
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:00am

The Women's Art Association (WAA) presents a series of lectures on Italian Baroque Art by OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Francis Broun, recently nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.

Schedule:

November 27 ~ Carracci
December 4 ~ Caravaggio I
December 11 ~ Caravaggio II
December 18 ~ Followers of Carracci &
Caravaggio (Artemesia)
January 8 ~ Pietro da Cortona etc.
January 15 ~ Bernini I
January 22 ~ Bernini II
January 29 ~ Preti, Rosa etc.
Next series: Flemish & Spanish Baroque Art

Everyone is welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Women's Art Association 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
fljj@rogers.com
Cost: 
$20 per lecture, payable at the door ($10 for first time guests and students)

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