Detective Work and the Connoisseurship of Old Master Drawings
Mary Vaccaro, professor of art history, University of Texas at Arlington
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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About this lecture: The so-called "scientific" method of connoisseurship was developed by the nineteenth-century writer Giovanni Morelli, who based his attribution of works of art on the study of minute details, or morphologies, favoring a close inspection of the object over theoretical approaches. In this lecture, Professor Vaccaro will discuss her long-standing interest in the connoisseurship of Old Master drawings as a foundation upon which to undertake other kinds of scholarly inquiry. She will describe the careful detective work involved in her research of sixteenth-century works on paper and her resulting "discoveries."
About this lecture series: These lectures, part of a continuing series, introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell.
Free; no reservations required. Seating is limited.