Smentek Presents on 18th Century Art Market – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Smentek Presents on 18th Century Art Market

Kristel Smentek presented a paper titled “Sex and Sensibility: The Market for Genre Prints on the Eve of the Revolution” at a two-day symposium on 18th-century French genre painting. The conference was organized by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Using the extant account books of a print dealer in late 18th-century Paris, the paper discussed the roles of fashion and novelty in the marketing and consumption of genre prints. Kristel Smentek is a lecturer in the art department.