'Writing Impressionism Into and Out of Art History'
Impressionism long has occupied a central place in the canon of art history. That once consecrated place now seems to be called into question, however. New transnational approaches to nineteenth-century art history have troubled the perpetuation of Francocentric histories. As the field’s attention has shifted to places outside France—Britain, the United States, Australia, and beyond—Impressionism has been pushed to the margins.
‘Writing Impressionism Into and Out of Art History, 1874 to Today’ will seek to scrutinize Impressionism’s past historiography and trace its possible future in transnational art histories, with particular attention to new directions and questions through which to interrogate Impressionism.
Dr. Clark has organized this conference with her colleague, David Peters Corbett, to be held at the Courtauld Institute of Art on 3-4 November 2017. Dr. Clark graduated with her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2005. She there studied Impressionism in the section 'Paint and Politics: Art in France, 1847-1880'.