Professor Yonan presents public lecture on Bavarian Rococo
Professor Michael Yonan recently presented a paper for the Warnock Lecture Series in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. His talk, “The Bavarian Rococo, the Outlier of Eighteenth-Century Art,” examined why Bavarian rococo art and architecture has long received both attention and derision from art historians. Bavarian rococo is incredibly sophisticated in design and seemingly totally out of sync with the broader narrative of European art: backward-looking, regionally influential, and exuberantly unrestrained in its abundant use of ornamentation. Yonan explored what we can do with this visually arresting art and suggested that it deserves a firmer place in art history.