French Studies Colloquium welcomes Harkett

Daniel Harkett (Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture) attended the 40th Annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium, which took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Participating in the panel “Evading the Hierarchies of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture,” Harkett gave a paper titled “Fixing, Blurring, Evading: Reproductive Painting on Porcelain under the Restoration.” The talk focused on the remarkable porcelain paintings of Marie-Victoire Jaquotot, which reproduced canonical artworks in a medium thought capable of preserving them for posterity. He argued that Jaquotot’s paintings—highly valued when they were made but barely known now—answered deep-seated desires for stability and endurance in the wake of a particularly turbulent period of French history.

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