The Antique as principle and guidance: the point of view of the artist

11.00 - 12.00, 4 JULY 2020

Dr Adriano Aymonino's main research focus is the reception of the classical tradition in the Early Modern period. In this talk, he will explore why the Antique played such a crucial role in the education of artists from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, especially through the medium of drawing, and how this contributed to the formation of a canon of classical statuary. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Emanuela Tarizzo of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.

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Adriano Aymonino

Adriano Aymonino, Senior Lecturer and Director of undergraduate programmes in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Buckingham

Adriano Aymonino is senior lecturer and director of undergraduate programmes in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Buckingham. His main interest is the reception of the classical tradition in the Early Modern period. He has curated several exhibitions, such as Drawn from the Antique: Artists and the Classical Ideal , held at the Sir John Soane's Museum in London and at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem in 2015. He is currently working on his book on the patronage of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland (Yale UP); on a revised edition of Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny's Taste and the Antique (Brepols); on a book on Pier Leone Ghezzi's Studio di Molte Pietre (MIT Press); and on a digital critical edition of Robert and James Adam's Grand Tour letters and writings 1754-63: https://adamgrandtour.online

 

 

Emanuela Tarizzo

Emanuela Tarizzo, Gallery Director, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art & Board Member London Art Week

Emanuela is Gallery Director at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art and a member of the board of London Art Week. Since joining Tomasso Brothers in 2014, she has organised exhibitions, including joint shows with fellow art dealers and contemporary artists, authored catalogues and regularly hosted gallery talks. The gallery is renowned for its specialisation in Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, but successful rediscoveries and sales have also included Old Master Paintings. Tomasso Brothers has long collaborated with museums internationally, through loans, donations and acquisitions. Emanuela received her Bachelor's and Masters degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art.