"Images of Rule in the Age of Revolution: Napoleon Bonaparte and Antonio Canova," lecture by Christopher Johns
Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 pm, in 240 Art Building West (map)
Professor Christopher M.S. Johns is Chair of the Department of the History of Art at Vanderbilt University. Long fascinated by the relationship between art and politics, particularly in the context of art patronage, his work attempts to explain the public motivations for commissioning works of art in early modern Europe. His broader research interests include the development of museums, art and travel and global commodities exchange in the eighteenth century, above all the trade in porcelain.