Alphonse Legros, '[title not known]' date not known

Alphonse Legros
[title not known] date not known
Bronze
Presented by C.A. Ionides 1912

On Liberty and Art – Part 1

On Liberty and Art – Part 2

On Liberty and Art – Part 3

This year’s bicentennial of J.S. Mill, author of On Liberty (1859), is an occasion to re-examine how artists are promoted by the state and media as exemplars of personal liberty, creative individualism and the pursuit of happiness. In contrast, an address to liberty through art reveals how liberty as a supposedly self-evident and universal value is grounded in historical contingency, social pragmatism and cultural prohibitions.