French Academies in the Age of Enlightenment: An Interdisciplinary Research Network – by Émilie Roffidal and Anne Perrin Khelissa

French Academies in the Age of Enlightenment: An Interdisciplinary Research Network – by Émilie Roffidal and Anne Perrin Khelissa

The ACA-RES research program on Art Academies and their Networks in Pre-Industrial France was initiated in 2016. It is supported by the FRAMESPA Laboratory (UMR 5136), the Labex “Structuration des Mondes Sociaux” (SMS), and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société de Toulouse. The activities and resources…

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Artist’s Notes: Drawing on 18th-Century Natural History – by Chris Otley

Artist’s Notes: Drawing on 18th-Century Natural History – by Chris Otley

While I have held a life-long fascination with natural history, the particular concerns and developing visual aesthetic of eighteenth-century anatomical illustration are central to my own artistic practice. From Robert Hooke, to William Cheselden, William Hunter, and George Stubbs, the clinical presentation of isolated specimens, drawn with unequivocal outlines while…

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