Getty Perspectives: Art and Craft: An Old, Unhappy Marriage
Date: Thursday December 3, 2009, at 7 pm
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Since the Renaissance, artists have sought to distinguish themselves from craftsmen in order to mark their own creativity. It is impossible, however, to divorce art from craft, and expression from technique. Richard Sennett, professor of sociology at New York University and the London School of Economics, examines the modern and contemporary artists who want to renew and refresh this marriage in the photographs in the exhibitions Irving Penn: Small Trades and In Focus: The Worker.