(Un)Like: Life Writing and Portraiture, c.1700-the present
3 May 2019, 08:30 to 19:30 Please note: this event has passed
Strand Campus, London
Image by: Marie Denise Villers, “Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d'Ognes” (1801) © The MET, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
This one day conference explores the different layers of likeness in portraiture and life writing in Europe, from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day. Subjects include authors, inventors, painters, self-painters and selfie-takers, robots, realists, surrealists, expressionists and others, from literature, painting, photography and film. How does the concept of likeness appear, converge and change across these instances of portraying and portraiture?
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