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SKIN DEEP: THE BEASTLY ART OF BEAUTY

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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 Merchants 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
Contact: Victoria Egerton, Trust Office, The Merchants House, 132 High St, Marlborough, SN8 1HN. Tel: 01672 511 491. Email: victoriae@merchantshousetrust.co.uk
Cheque or cash payable to The Merchants House Trust. Tickets available from our shop.
In aid of The Merchants House Appeal. The Merchants House Trust. Registered no. 1010902

 


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