Pablo Pérez d’Ors: "Flaming June: From Kitsch to Icon"

June 10, 2015

The critical reception of Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June, on loan to the Frick from the Museo de Arte de Ponce, has changed over time. Now considered a Victorian masterpiece, the painting suffered a period of disfavor during the mid-twentieth century. This lecture focuses on what there is in the painting to be loved — or hated.


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