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Fiona Gatty

History of Art
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Dr Fiona Gatty is an art historian and recently completed her doctoral studies on the topic of ideal beauty in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century French art and art criticism, with a particular emphasis on the historical and teleological importance of accurate costume, and the aesthetic impact of drapery in the definition of ideal beauty. She is particularly interested in the attention given to clothing by the father of art history and archaeology, Johann Joachim Winckelmann and the impact of his work on late eighteenth-century French art theory and practice. She was a contributor to ‘The Beautiful and the Monstrous: Essays in French Literature’ by Amaleena Damle, Aurelie L’Hostis (Eds) (2007). She also publishes exhibition reviews, regularly gives conference papers, and teaches aesthetics, and eighteenth -and nineteenth-century French art history.