Tappan Talks


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  • Host Department: History of Art
  • Date: 01/06/2012
  • Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

  • Location: 180 Tappan Hall

  • Scherzo-di-follia
  • Description: Monique Johnson's paper examines the authorial role played by the Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899) in photographic portraits by Pierre-Louis Pierson produced between 1856 and 1895. The talk addresses the systems of self-fashioning and personal mythology perpetuated by Castiglione, the legal history of photography, conventions and inventions in photographic portraiture, and the practice of tableaux vivants.