Giovanni Battista Moroni

David Young Kim: "Moroni’s Gray Grounds"

David Young Kim, Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

How are we to look at and understand the areas surrounding the sitters in Giovanni Battista Moroni’s portraits? Focusing on gray, the color that predominates these spatial intervals, this talk explores how the walls, pavements, and ledges in the artist’s canvases impact the representation and meaning of the Renaissance human figure.

Aimee Ng: “Truth and Fiction in Italian Renaissance Portraiture”

Aimee Ng giving lecture at The Frick Collection
Giovanni Battista Moroni is celebrated for his seeming ability to capture his sitters exactly as they appeared before him. Aimee Ng, co-curator of Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture, investigates the notion of "truth" in the artist's work, as well as its inventiveness, complexity, and innovation.

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture

Link to exhibition video for Moroni, The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture
Aimee Ng, Associate Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture, on view at The Frick Collection from February 21 through June 2, 2019.