Wednesday Series: Art in Context

Guercino’s “Christ and the Woman of Samaria”: The Evolution of Biblical Narrative and Visual Meaning
Heidi J. Hornik, professor of art history, Baylor University, Waco
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:30 PM

About this lecture series: These lectures introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell.

About this lecture: Gian Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, was one of the most inventive artists of baroque Italy and painted many versions of biblical episodes, including the Kimbell's Christ and the Woman of Samaria. This talk explores what this Gospel story meant to the artist and his contemporaries in the context of biblical interpretation from earlier periods. Heidi J. Hornik also examines Guercino's skillful use of composition and gesture to create rich narrative in his biblical paintings.

Free; no reservations required.  Seating is limited.

Kahn Auditorium

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