The Making and Meaning of Polychrome Sculpture
The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Michele D. Marincola, Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, introduces the materials and techniques used to create polychrome sculpture and the history of its restoration and interpretation. Participants are challenged to consider the original function of the medium within its religious context, and how the use of polychrome sculpture has influenced its care over time. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition La Roldana's Saint Ginés: The Making of a Polychrome Sculpture on view at the Getty. Presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute.
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