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Art Talk Live: A Study of a Study

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Oct 04 2022
Art Talk Live: A Study of a Study

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French, Studies for the “Martyrdom of Saint Symphorien” (Saint, Mother, and Proconsul), 1833. Oil over graphite and red chalk (stylus transfer), squared in graphite, on canvas, backed by a wood panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.245. Gallery Talk

Join Sam Nehila as he explores how a sketch is not always a precursor to a finished work of art.

Join curatorial assistant Sam Nehila to pick apart the typical ways viewers think about studies displayed in art museums. We will closely examine a study by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Rather than focusing on the artist’s technique or process, or comparing the study directly to the finished piece, we’ll view this study as an individual work of art and discover a new way of looking.

Led by:
Sam Nehila, Curatorial Assistant, Division of European and American Art

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