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Exhibition Opening Event and Artist Talk - "The Medici's Painter"

  • August 24, 2017
  • Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
  • 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
  • 5:30pm Cash Bar; 6pm Highlights Tour 6–9pm Opening Party; 7pm Artist Talk
  • Free and open to all. Tickets are required to see the exhibition, "The Medici's Painter."
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The Nasher Museum is proud to present the special ticketed exhibition, "The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence," the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). Durham artist William Paul Thomas will give a talk and demonstration at 7pm on draftsmanship and portraits, inspired by the work of Carlo Dolci. His talk is part of a contemporary artist series–three artists who will share how their work connects with the special ticketed exhibition, "The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence." Light and shadow, detail and abstraction, composition and tension, capturing a subject’s gaze—these issues tested old master painters like Carlo Dolci, who influenced many generations of artists. The artists in this series will talk about how they pull from a long tradition of portraiture, how they are inspired by and grapple with faith in their work and how their work connects, and does not connect, to a larger history. The talk is free and open to all.

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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