Stacey Sloboda to Visit the High
I've already marked my calendar for art historian Stacey Sloboda's visit to the High on Saturday, April 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, when she'll lead the seminar A Taste for the Exotic. Sloboda specializes in 18th-and-19th-century European art, and she is currently writing a book manuscript: Chinoiserie and the Aesthetics of Consumption in 18th-Century Britain. Her focus in Atlanta will be the visual language of Chinoiserie and its impact on British taste.
I know firsthand how passionate she is about her subject, so I think this will be a terrific event. Click here for all the details.
Image of 19th-century Chinese Export boxes photographed by Lauren Rubinstein; Charleston interior with chinoiserie influence by Amelia Handegan, both pictures courtesy Southern Accents.