Social Realism the Depiction of the Rural Environment in late nineteenth century art
In this Critical Encounter, Professor Alex Potts (University of Michigan) will discuss his current work-in-progress, sharing his unpublished manuscript on the paintings of Max Liebermann, addressing questions of social realism and naturalism, and the complex intersections of social subject with pictorial form.
In addition to the immediate content, this is also an opportunity for postgraduates to experience the formation and critical gestation of a professional research project.
There are two preparatory readings:
Marnin Young, ‘The Motionless Look of a Painting: Jules Bastien-Lepage, Les Foins, and the End of Realism’, Art History, Vol. 37, No. 1 (February 2014), pp. 38-67
Alex Potts, ‘Max Liebermann: Social Awareness and Pictorial Form’, unpublished manuscript, 29pp (NB This manuscript is not for circulation).
The venue for this workshop is Room 1.08 in the Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. See here for a campus map.
The event is free, but booking is required as places are limited. Please book your place here via eventbrite.
This session is convened by the MA History of Art and Centre for Critical Materialist Studies as part of the autumn research seminar series organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
Image: Robert Koehler, The Strike, 1886, 181.5 x 275.6 cm, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Source: Wikipedia commons.