When Michelangelo was Modern: The Art Market and Collecting in Italy, 1450–1650
Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, 2019
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library
This two-day symposium examines 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, will also explore the role of patrician collectors, scholars, artists, courtesans, and other agents of change in the development of the modern art market.
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