Art historian Kirstin Ringelberg presented as part of a panel on gender and style in 19th-century French culture at the annual colloquium hosted this year by the University of Virginia.
Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, recently presented at an annual 19th-century French studies colloquium hosted this year by the University of Virginia. Ringelberg was part of a panel on gender and style in 19th century French culture.
For the presentation, "Representing the Parisienne: Madeleine Lemaire In and Out of Style," Ringelberg argued in favor of re-engaging artists whose styles and personae were seen as fashionable in their own times. Using as primary sources the newspapers, arts journals and fashionable women's magazines of the Belle Époque that featured Lemaire as stylish and au courant both personally and artistically, Ringelberg noted the gendered and temporal problems in conceptualizing a period that erases such artists.