Stijn Alsteens

Link to video of Stijn Alsteens lecture

Stijn Alsteens, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents his lecture "Drawing for Portraits" at The Frick Collection. Artists make portrait drawings in preparation for paintings, sculptures, and prints, but also as independent works. This lecture, presented by the co-curator of Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, explores the ways in which Van Dyck and other artists employed such drawings and what we can learn about the working methods of their authors.

two oil portraits by Van Dyck, one of a man and another of a woman, both wearing black

An introductory video for the exhibition Van Dyck, The Anatomy of Portraiture, on view at The Frick Collection from March 2 through June 5, 2016.