Taddeo Rebuffed by Francesco Il Sant'Angelo, Federico Zuccaro, about 1595. Pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, over black chalk. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Hardship and Inspiration: A Renaissance Tale


Museum Lecture Hall

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Join Getty Museum curator Julian Brooks to explore one of the first illustrated "starving artist" narratives and its enduring relevance. Twenty drawings by Federico Zuccaro poetically chart the setbacks, rejections, and eventual success of his beloved older brother, Italian Renaissance painter Taddeo Zuccaro. Brooks will also discuss how these images of artistic persistence inspire 21st-century Los Angeles singer-songwriters, and the presentation will feature music by Beth Thornley, Tom Freund, Sarah Stanley, and Lily Wilson. Attend this program in-person (and see Zuccaro's drawings in the exhibition The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome) or watch live online.

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