Lecture

"Glory by the Aid of the Pencil": Still Life in Ancient Painting

"Glory by the Aid of the Pencil": Still Life in Ancient Painting

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Mary Louise Hart, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Type: Lecture

In his "Natural History," the Roman author Pliny praised ancient Greek painters for their keen ability to represent the illusion of reality. Although the paintings he discussed are completely lost, surviving Roman wall paintings and mosaics preserve their visual memory. Dr. Hart speaks to the development of still life as an enduring artistic genre, from its origins in classical Greece through the heyday of Roman still life in the first century C.E.


Theater | Free with Museum admission | Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.