Medal by Guillaume Dupré, 1603, Lyon, France.
Clark Lecture by Nicola Courtright: "A New Place for Queens in the Art and Political Imagination of 17th-Century France"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Clark Fellow Nicola Courtright is Professor in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College, where she teaches the art and architecture of early modern Europe. Her research focuses on how different forms of art help to formulate political expression in a rich and imaginative way that texts cannot. In this lecture, she examines ideologies of rule for early modern French queens through the art and architecture of French palaces.