Objectifying Ageing

Objectifying Ageing – a session with Jon Sleigh

Thursday 15 April, 5 – 6.30pm

Free; online via Zoom

As part of the Association for Art History’s annual conference, we invite you to an online session of conversation, sharing and reading art from the perspective of depicting old age.

Join Arts Educator Jon Sleigh to explore the idealisation in art of the elderly as ‘sweet’, ‘charming’ or ‘cute’ and consider if ageing in art can be more than chocolate box Victorian sweetness. We’ll consider tender, dignified and real images of what it means to age through an exploration of two paintings in the Barber’s collection, An Old Warrior by the school of Rembrandt, and Nestor Cambier’s Portrait of Mrs Harriet Onions.

This session will be hosted via Zoom, allowing participant feedback and discussion through Q&A. This event will be recorded.

  • Book here; this event is open to all – you do not need to be a conference delegate to attend

Listen to Jon talk about these artworks in Art that Defies Ageism, from our Tuesday Talks podcast series.