In Black and White 18th Century Silhouettes by Mike Rendell
Start Date: 21/10/2022
End Date: 21/10/2022
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm
Cost of Entry: £5 to include refreshments when pre-booked online(or £6 on the night subject to availability)
The Olney Centre, Main Hall, Room 2 High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF, GB
IN BLACK and WHITE: An 18th Century view of Paper Cutting and Silhouettes - A Talk by Georgian Historian - Mike Rendell
BOOK TICKETS ONLINE - £5 to include refreshments
(or £6 on the night subject to availability)
In Georgian Olney there was little money to splash the cash on a 5-guinea oil painting and the next best thing was often a silhouette likeness cut out for a few pence. From a silhouette costing pennies, to the works of August Edouart who elevated these rather static images to an art form in Regency times, this talk traces the history of the silhouette and how paper cutting was imported by the Hanoverian Royal family.
It developed into a simple charming way of recording everyday life in a world before photography. Bring your own scissors for a post-talk hands-on session to create your very own silhouette!
You will also learn of the amazing tale of Moses Williams linking the world of 18th Century slavery to silhouettes.