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18:30 - 20:00 4 May 2010

Transparent skin: observing the body in the nineteenth-century life room


Chadwick lecture theatre | Chadwick Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Mechtild Fend, History of Art Department, UCL

Organised by UCL Art Collections, this lecture will focus on the practice of life drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. It will look at the life room as a setting that does not only structure the coordination of eye and hand, seeing and drawing, but also organises the relation between anatomical knowledge and the observation of the body’s surface.


Emma Chambers
+44 (0)207 679 2821 | e.chambers@ucl.ac.uk

Transparent Skin. Observing the body in the nineteenth-century life room