Pablo Pérez d’Ors

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

Link to video of Pablo Pérez d'Ors lecture

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.