Lectures from The Center for the History of Collecting two-day symposium, When Michelangelo was Modern: The Art Market and Collecting in Italy, 1450–1650, given on April 12 and 13, 2019.
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library
This two-day symposium examined the forces that motivated Italian collectors and patrons of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and early seventeenth centuries to support artists and encourage innovative ideas that today are recognized as having transformed the artist’s status from craftsman to celebrity. Keynote speaker Inge Reist, Director Emerita of the Center for the History of Collecting, and ten international scholars, including Patrizia Cavazzini, Leah Clark, Frederick Ilchman, John Marciari, and Stephen Scher, also explored the role of patrician collectors, scholars, artists, courtesans, and other agents of change in the development of the modern art market. The symposium was made possible through the support of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust
Image: Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1488/90–1576), Jacopo Strada (1515–1588), 1567/68. Oil on canvas, 125 x 95 cm. Collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY