Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection

Posted by ap507 at Jan 30, 2014 10:35 AM |
Professor David Ekserdjian to discuss bronze masterpieces at lecture on Wednesday 5 February

Professor David Ekserdjian (pictured) from the Department of the History of Art and Film will be delivering a free lecture entitled 'Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection' on Wednesday 5 February 2014 between 6:00 - 7:00pm (EST) in the Music Room at The Frick Collection art museum in New York.

The lecture will present an overview of the Hill Collection exhibition, which combines celebrated masterpieces with new discoveries in the field of bronzes. It will also seek to trace the history of the bronze statuette from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth century in Italy and northern Europe. In so doing, particular emphasis will be placed on the works of preeminent sculptors such as Giambologna, Tetrode, and Adriaen de Vries.

Previously, Professor Ekserdjian was the Editor of Apollo (1997-2003); Head of the Sculpture Department at Christie's (1991-97); and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College (1987-91) and Balliol College (1983-86) at Oxford. He is the author of many publications, including Correggio (1997) and Parmigianino (2006), and has organized numerous exhibitions, including Bronze at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2012).

The lecture is made possible thanks to the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.