Camille Leprince: "Baroque Faience in André Le Nôtre’s Gardens"
Camille Leprince, art historian
André Le Nôtre mastered the art of the jardin à la française during the reign of Louis XIV, creating gardens for many of the king’s palaces. While his work has been studied extensively, the display of ceramics in his gardens has been overlooked. This lecture looks at the exceptional wares produced in France at this time and how Le Nôtre incorporated their display into his garden designs.
Charlotte Vignon: “French Faience: From Italian Beginnings to American Collecting”
Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection
The curator of the special exhibition provides an introduction to the origin and evolution of this colorful and technically complex art form. Focusing on collecting trends during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Vignon explores the historical context in which Sidney R. Knafel assembled his exceptional collection, part of which is a promised gift to The Frick Collection.