This lecture will explore Antico’s pioneering role in establishing the bronze statuette as a new Renaissance genre; his innovative exploration of the classical bust and the female nude; and his invention of techniques for creating superbly finished versions of his bronzes that rival the technical achievements of the ancients.
Dr. Claudia Kryza-Gersch received her Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in 1996. She worked as Research Associate to the Kress and Mellon Professors at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C. She was a fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Since 2003 she has been the Curator of Renaissance Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, where she curated an exhibition on Giambologna in 2006. Among her publications are articles and catalogue entries on Antico, Desiderio da Settignano, Giambologna, NicolÃ³ Roccatagliata, Pompeo Leoni, Riccio, Simone Bianco, Tiziano Aspetti, and Tullio Lombardo.
Dr. Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Renaissance Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, discusses the artist Pier Jacopo Alari de Bonalcolsi, the man who would grow into the legend of "Antico". Alari embraced the moniker so completely, that he identified simply as "Antico".