“The Confluence of Art, Religion, and Science in Small Works: Past and Present”
Speaker: Dr. Arianne Faber Kolb Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 Time: 6:30pm. Wine Reception; 7:00 pm lecture
Executive Co-Director, Dr. Arianne Faber Kolb, will present a historical look at the miniaturist approach in art, tracing the evolution of such works and their different functions and meanings within the context of patronage and the culture of collecting. The early masters, Albrecht Durer and Jan Brueghel, who produced small scale paintings and drawings with microscopic precision, will be among the highlights of her presentation.
Exhibiting artists David Barnett and Robbii Wessen will add their perspectives on how these early works relate to contemporary works such as their own innovative and carefully crafted assemblages.
Just one of the many reasons why the Carriage Barn Arts Center was Editor’s Pick of Moffly Media’s Bestof the Gold Coast!
With thanks to the New Canaan Community Foundation for sponsorship of this event.
About Arianne Faber Kolb
Dr. Arianne Faber Kolb, Executive Co-Director of The Carriage Barn Arts Center, has a Ph.D. in art history and was a former curator of paintings and drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She was visiting professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was a researcher in the Paintings Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is on the Collections Committee of the Bruce Museum, where she was formerly Co-Chair of the Art Council. As a board member of the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, she founded an architecture education program for elementary school children and published the children’s book From the Saltbox to the Glass House: Places that Matter in New Canaan. Kolb’s other published work includes a book on Jan Brueghel the Elder, co-authorship of Getty Museum Paintings catalogues, as well as articles and exhibition catalogues on renaissance and baroque art and architecture.