When and how did the representation of a distinct individual become the subject of painting? We'll trace the rise of the sitter as independent subject from the Renaissance to the present, looking closely at conventions that recur in these painted portrayals. How do the likenesses of men and women engage the viewer, and, in the case of group portraits, how do they engage each other? We'll discuss the importance of framing personas at court and in the home as we face the subject of the painted face. This gallery talk will be led by graduate student gallery talk lecturer, Ruth Ezra.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sharf Visitor Center
- Admission Free with Admission - No Ticket Required
- This event is free with cost of admission.
- Event Type
- Gallery Activities and Tours