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Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV, a Lecture by Dr. Wolf Burchard

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Please join the ICAA-New England for this lecture with Dr. Wolf Burchard on the topics addressed in his book, The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV.

King Louis XIV’s favorite artist, Charles Le Brun, has often been described as a dictator of the arts in France – a statement which Wolf Burchard’s highly acclaimed new book reassesses. Le Brun was a gifted and versatile artist, an excellent painter and designer of tapestries, sculpture, architecture and furniture. As Louis XIV’s principal painter and director of the Gobelins manufactory, he sought to translate the Sun King’s claim for absolute power into a visual form. This lecture will explore Le Brun’s different fields of activities and his relationship to the great monarch.

Dr. Wolf Burchard is an art and architectural historian, and specialist on 17th and 18th century royal patronage. He is the British National Trust’s Furniture Research Curator and was Curatorial Assistant at the Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace from 2009 to 2014.

Copies of Dr. Burchard’s book will be available for purchase after the lecture.

This event is gerneously sponsored by David Neligan Antiques.



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