The queer gaze: emotion and erasure

Barber Home – online talk

What is queer historical erasure?

Arts Educator Jon Sleigh reveals powerful queer coded messages, alongside sitters’ known histories, in this emotive journey through two of our 18th-century portraits.

Portrait of Countess Golovina (about 1797/1800) by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and A Portrait of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci ( about 1773) by Thomas Gainsborough are two of the most beloved pieces in the Barber’s collection.

Join us for an interactive session weaving together storytelling, detective work, and wellbeing.

This was a live talk and Q&A via Zoom on Thursday 6 August 2020, 6 – 7pm. Watch the recording:

Online talk

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