Giulio Dalvit

Middle Ground: Goya and Tacca, The Poetics of Metalwork

Giulio Dalvit, Assistant Curator of Sculpture, explores connections between Francisco de Goya’s painting The Forge and Pietro Tacca’s bronze statue Nessus and Deianira, made centuries apart and today found in adjacent galleries at Frick Madison. The statue is a remarkable achievement of the same type of labor depicted in Goya’s canvas, both employing metalwork as a powerful storytelling device.

Curators Reflect: Delacroix’s “North African Man and Woman with Baskets of Vegetables and Fruit”

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“For me, this is a drawing about the desire to know more and the frustration of knowing too little.” Giulio Dalvit, Assistant Curator of Sculpture, investigates an enigmatic pastel created by Eugène Delacroix. He reveals how the scene poses more questions than it answers—first and foremost, who are this man and woman, and where are we? Learn more about all the works on view in The Eveillard Gift, through February 26, 2023.

Cocktails with a Curator: From Series to Publication

video still of Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng, and Giulio Dalvit sitting with glasses among bookcases

You asked and we listened! Based on The Frick Collection’s acclaimed video series of the same name, the Cocktails with a Curator book is now available. Here, watch as curators Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng, and Giulio Dalvit reflect on the unexpected popularity of the series and their excitement to share engaging histories of Frick artworks, paired with themed drinks, with readers around the world. Cheers!

Where in the World? Cochineal

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Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit joins Curator Aimee Ng to investigate the history of the vibrant red pigment in El Greco’s sixteenth-century painting of Saint Jerome. The pigment is derived from crushed cochineal insects, sourced from the Central and South American colonies then under the control of El Greco’s adopted Spain.