RESPLENDENT IN THEIR DASHING UNIFORMS: Men’s Fashions during the Napoleonic Era and Beyond with Eugene Barilo von Reisberg

Wednesday 10 Oct 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

In the aftermath of the French Revolution, men’s brightly-coloured suits with rich embroideries and lace gave way to more sombre outfits. The alternative penchant for military uniforms among the elite prompted a French diplomat, Count de Saint-Aulaire, to compare a court reception during the reign of Napoleon to a military review with ladies taking part.

Join the art historian and portraiture enthusiast Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, as he explores the changes in men’s fashions, and demonstrates the way in which the portraiture of the 18th and 19th centuries fuses the traditional representation of male virtues with notions of class and social standing.

EUGENE BARILO VON REISBERG is a Melbourne-based arts writer, curator, and blogger. Barilo von Reisberg’s research on Franz Xaver Winterhalter, a 19th century German portrait painter, is widely recognised, and he has contributed numerous articles and presented papers on the artist in Australia and internationally. He is currently pursuing a doctoral thesis on the artist at the University of Melbourne.

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