Dartmouth Events

Gawkers: Art and Audience in Fin-de-siècle France

A public lecture by Dr. Bridget Alsdorf (Art History, Princeton University)

Monday, September 23, 2019
4:30pm – 5:45pm
Carpenter 013
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

Focusing closely on a range of paintings and prints, this talk examines the gawker (le badaud) as an underinterrogated but significant figure for the attractions, aporias and fraught ethics of urban spectatorship in fin-de-siècle France. Characterized by collective, passive modes of navigating the city as theatre, they form a figure of modernity distinct from the far more studied flâneur.

For more information, contact:
Robert St. Clair

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.