Dare you think about the things our 18th century forebears did to pursue the social arts of beauty and fashion?
We strive for fashionable body shapes and we are prepared to use all sorts of potions and lotions on our skin in our pursuit of the image of beauty. None of this is new. For thousands of years image has influenced our taste and our habits. At no point was this more obvious – and more lampooned – than in the 18th century in Europe. The fashions were excessive, the lotions were poisonous, and the caricaturists were merciless.
Try not to squirm as I expose it all.
A Lecture given by Amanda Herries
Friday 20th April 2018
* New Venue: Panelled Room, The Merchant’s House *
7pm for 7.30 pm
‘GOD GIVES YOU ONE FACE AND YOU GIVE YOURSELF ANOTHER ‘ (Shakespeare)
Tickets: £15 each (£12 for members) Refreshments available
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