Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:45pm
PMA Main Building, West Entrance Lobby (the entrance facing the river and parking garage)
Penn-PMA Mellon Object-Based Learning Workshop
"Impressionism: An Object-Based Study Workshop on Renoir's Large Bathers"
This workshop considers the materials and painting practices of late 19th-century French art. What kind of painting—including format, composition, and subject—resulted from a thoroughly industrialized market of paint supplies: prefabricated paints and brushes, prestretched and primed canvases in standard sizes, and so on? The workshop will focus on one of Auguste Renoir's most iconic paintings—The Large Bathers, painted between 1884 and 1887 as his revision of the impressionist paradigm. After a morning of careful, in-depth study of the painting and other highlights of the PMA's Impressionism collection led by the museum's team of conservators and curators, the afternoon will be spent integrating our findings with the variety of possible interpretations that have been brought to bear on the painting, and the period, in the past and present.
This event is organized by Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting & Sculpture & Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection, and Kristin Patterson, The Joan and John Thalheimer Associate Conservator of Paintings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, with André Dombrowski, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania.
THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND OPEN ONLY TO HISTORY OF ART FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY