Art History from Below: Géricault, Delacroix, Turner
(free and open to the public)
Tuesday, February 26, 4:30 pm (ART Building room 101)
This illustrated lecture explores the hidden history in and behind paintings by the great early nineteenth-century artists Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, and J.M.W. Turner, showing how specific people, events, and world historical processes shaped their art.
Marcus Rediker is the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair of Democratic Ideals at the University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, and Guest Curator at the J.M.W. Turner Gallery at Tate Britain. His histories from below have won many prizes and appeared in fifteen languages. His most recent book is The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (Beacon Press, 2017).