Alex Gordon Lecture in the History of Art. This lecture surveys the frequent appearance of sculpture in Florentine paintings in the decades before the rise of Andrea del Sarto and assesses the influence of sculpture on Florentine painting during the same period. It also explores the sculptures (both real and fictive) depicted in Andrea’s paintings as well as the models made for him, concluding with an examination of the extraordinary use of sculpture in the art of Jacopo Pontormo, Andrea’s pupil.
This talk reveals the astonishing creativity of Andrea del Sarto and examines the artist’s use of innovative, schematic red chalk compositional drawings and keenly observed studies from life. This lecture is made possible by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
Aimee Ng, Associate Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action, on view in the Oval Room and Lower Level galleries from October 7, 2015 through January 10, 2016.