THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY ‘VICTIMS’ EVENT. HANBURY STREET, LONDON.
NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED! CLARE SMITH
‘The Aesthetics of Desire and Death. Depictions of Prostitution in Art.’
The depiction of prostitutes in art, looking at the iconography and focusing on Nineteenth Century British art as this would inform how the Whitechapel victims were viewed by the media and the public. British art was focused on idea of seduction and repentance connected with death which informs the view of the victims. Also the idea that artist models were prostitutes so you have many levels of meaning.
About Clare – Clare is the Manager of the Metropolitan Police Service Heritage Centre. Previously Collection Manager at National Museum Wales.
She has an MA Honours degree in the History of Art, an MA in Mythology and Society and her PhD looked at the depiction of the Whitechapel Murders on film.
“A charity event that remembers the Victims….”
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