The French decorative arts
From Versailles to the Belle Époque
This series of three lectures presented by Anne Harbers will look at the decorative arts and style of France, emerging from the medieval era of the The lady and the unicorn tapestries, through the 17th and 18th century style of Versailles to the neoclassical styles of the Directoire and Empire to the impressionist era of art nouveau during the Belle Époque.
We will consider textiles, including gobelins, silks, and indiennes, porcelains including Saint-Cloud, Chantilly, Vincennes, Sèvres and Limoges, crystal such as Baccarat, silver from the designs of silversmith Thomas Germain including the Portuguese Royal Service, furniture and design.
Image: Sèvres Cup and saucer (gobelet litron) (detail) 1775. On loan from Kenneth Reed
Fridays 15 to 29 June 2018, 10.30am
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable.
Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Related exhibition: The lady and the unicorn
The Luxe of Versailles and Paris: from King Louis XIV to King Louis XVI
Josephine Bonaparte: the style-maker of Napoleon I and the Empire era
Art nouveau from Paris to Provence