Curators in Conversation – Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces of the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

When:
June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2015-06-14T14:00:00-07:00
2015-06-14T15:00:00-07:00
Where:
Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum
Jacques-Louis David, Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus' Disease, 1774, Oil on canvas. École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (PRP 18). Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Jacques-Louis David, Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus’ Disease, 1774, Oil on canvas. École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (PRP 18). Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts.

DAWSON CARR
THE JANET AND RICHARD GEARY CURATOR OF EUROPEAN ART, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

EMMANUEL SCHWARTZ
RESEARCH CURATOR, ÉCOLE DES BEAUX-ARTS, PARIS

MICHELLE HARGRAVE
CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS

Join this lively conversation on the significance of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris with three of the talented minds responsible for bringing Gods and Heroes to Portland. Hear insights on the development of the exhibition and its approximately 140 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The panel will address some of the epic themes represented such as courage, sacrifice, and death, as well as the ways that changing political and philosophical systems affected the choice and execution of these subjects by artists such as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, François Boucher, and Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Accessibility

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