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Symposium: The Role of the Itinerant Artist in the Dissemination of Romanism in the 16th Century

October 31, 2014
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Celebrate the opening of Strokes of Genius: Italian Drawings from the Goldman Collection with a daylong program featuring visiting curators and scholars exploring the influence of 16th-century artists who traveled the Italian peninsula. 

Sixteenth-century artists working in Rome were unusually peripatetic. In the aftermath of the Sack of Rome in 1527, artists fled the havoc of the eternal city, bringing with them the early Maniera style they originated. As they traveled the peninsula in response to commissions by civic institutions, princes, and popes—all of whom wanted to hire the leading Roman artists to decorate the churches and palaces in their region—these artists were influential in absorbing and spreading the most advanced style of Romanism. While the local response to Romanism and the impact it had varied according to the strength and insularity of regional traditions, this interchange between regionalism and Romanism stimulated invention and experimentation both at the city center and in the outlying regions.

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William Griswold, director of the Morgan Library


Catherine Goguel, curator emeritus, Louvre
“Following Vasari: Cristofano Gherardi’s Itinerary”

David Franklin, independent scholar
“Exporting Florence”

Marzia Faietti, director of Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi
“Raphael’s Legacy in Parmigianino and Barocci”

David Ekserdjian, professor of the history of art and film, University of Leicester
“Casting a Long Shadow: The Influence of Barocci in Siena and the Marche”

Julian Brooks, curator, Getty Museum
“Federico Zuccaro’s Footsteps”

Battista Franco, Il Semolei. A Male Nude Bending Over, 1560/61. Black chalk and pen and brown-black ink on blue laid paper. Promised gift of Jean and Steven Goldman.