Join Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, for a conversation on nineteenth-century drawing and the role of the body image. Lajer-Burcharth, whose research spans from eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art to contemporary art, as well as feminist and critical theory, will be in dialogue with Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Anne Leonard.
This conversation is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection curated by Kristie Couser, former curatorial assistant for works on paper.
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth is William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University. She specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art and has written extensively on contemporary art. Her books include Necklines: The Art of Jacques-Louis David after the Terror (Yale University Press, 1999), Chardin Material (Sternberg Press, 2011), Interiors and Interiority, (with Beate Söntgen, De Gruyter, 2015); Painting Beyond Itself: A Medium in the Post-Medium Condition (with Isabelle Graw, Sternberg Press, 2016), Drawing: The Invention of the Modern Medium (a catalogue of the exhibition co-curated with Elizabeth Rudy at Harvard Art Museums, 2017), and, most recently, The Painter’s Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, (Princeton University Press, 2018). Among her current projects is a book-length study on drawing as a medium.