La prise de la Bastille: An exploration of the visual representation of the 1789 French Revolution
|Date||11th June 2022|
|Time||10:00 - 12:30|
La prise de la Bastille:
• The new prosperous elite of wealthy commoners (the bourgeoisie) resented its exclusion from political power
This two hour talk will offer an overview of the major political events that led to the abolition of monarchy in France in the late 16th century through the prism of a few very significant art pieces (amongst which are Eugene Delacroix’s La liberté guidant le people and Jean-Pierre Houel’s Prise de la Bastille), both at the time of the storming of the Bastille prison, in 1789, and later.
I am a native French speaker, having lived for sixteen years in the South of France before coming to England, and my courses cover a wide range of topics relevant to French culture of which I am incredibly passionate: art, cinema, literature, history, gastronomy, politics…
I have been teaching foreign languages for over eight years: French, English, and Italian. I have a BA in English-Italian Linguistics, another in Anglo-American Literature and History, and an MA in English Drama and Literature.