Art Lecture: Fame and Friendship Circa 1600
Saturday, October 26
Today's celebrity photographs come from publicists and paparazzi. Centuries before the invention of the camera, these images would have been engraved. For the internationally known Hendrick Goltzius and his late 16th-century friends and followers, engraved portrait prints served as the best and most efficient means for projecting identity and gaining recognition. Learn about the life and work of one of history's most important printmakers in the context of the portrait tradition. Victoria Sancho Lobis, Prince Trust Associate Curator at Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Prints and Drawings and co-curator of Passion and Virtuosity: Hendrick Goltzius and the Art of Engraving will discuss Goltzius's printed portraits and those of his predecessors and contemporaries.
Free for members and included with general admission for nonmembers.
Space is limited and reserving tickets in advance is recommended.
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