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Canceled—Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione: Genoa’s Self-Proclaimed Genius

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Self-Portrait(?), Wearing a Plumed Cap ["Portrait of Bernini"], c. 1645/1647, etching on laid paper, Florian Carr Fund, 2014.73.6

This program held in conjunction with the exhibition A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 is postponed.

Timothy Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Denver Art Museum

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione was widely known to his contemporaries, as well as connoisseurs and collectors, as a specialist at depicting animals as well as a painter of patriarchal journeys, significant mythological and religious altarpieces, and a vast number of portraits. This lecture reveals that the Genoese painter arrived at such fame thanks not only to his artistic abilities but also to the commercial strategies he adopted to further his career.