Three lectures by Situ Shuang
Professor of French and with a doctorate in the history of art, Situ Shuang has extensive experience in public lectures on French art. She has also developed a partnership with academic publishers Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) to allow the dissemination of French culture and art in particular. In view of this, the media library of the Institut Français proposes a cycle of three lectures in partnership with FLTRP publishers:
- Rodin, the work of a lifetime
Building on the exhibition, ‘Rodin, l’œuvre d’une vie’, at the national museum. Rodin is a French sculptor who is well known by the Chinese people. By returning to the major works by Rodin - ‘the Bronze Age’, ‘Balzac’, ‘the Thinker’, ‘the Kiss’, and the ‘Burghers of Calais’ - the public will understand how his sculpture represents both the culmination of romance and the birth of modern sculpture.
- Impressionism, birth and posterity of a movement
A crucial stage in the history of French art, the history of impressionism will be analysed in order to show the importance of its posterity and the future modernity that this vision of art will bring about.
- China and Chinoiserie: a particularly French, European fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries
A specialist in this area, which also formed the subject of her doctoral thesis, Situ Shuang will endeavour to reveal all the many facets of this fashion, which not only manifested itself in earthenware and porcelain, but also in clothing patterns, tapestries and architecture, illustrating the cross-over between Chinese culture and Western culture.