Research Seminar Series - Portraits of Meyerhold
- Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016, 16:00 – 17:30
- Location: Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
- Cost: Free
Join us for the latest in our autumn research seminar series when we welcome speaker Dr Vera Pavlova, Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
Vsevolod Meyerhold, a leading theatre director of the 1900s-1930s, whose works had a great impact on Russian and European theatre and art of the 20th and 21st centuries, is known in particular by a remarkable number of portraits created by the leading artists of the time – from Golovin to Konchalovsky. Every portrait shows Meyerhold posing in a role and putting on different masks. On the one hand, these masks represented a personal artistic evolution of Meyerhold, but on the other they were tied to aesthetics, a style of life and social state of mind of the first four decades of the 20th century.
This talk analyses these portraits as an entity united by the figure of Meyerhold and intends to show how the different roles performed by the subject of the portraits and captured by the artists reflected the changes in art and its context.
The venue for this talk is in Room G.04 in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road.
The event is free and all are welcome.
This seminar is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of the autumn research seminar series.