This lecture will present an overview of the Hill Collection exhibition, which combines celebrated masterpieces with new discoveries in the field of bronzes. It will also seek to trace the history of the bronze statuette from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth century in Italy and northern Europe. In so doing, particular emphasis will be placed on the works of preeminent sculptors such as Giambologna, Tetrode, and Adriaen de Vries.
―This lecture is made possible by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.
David Ekserdjian is Professor of History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester. Previously, he was the Editor of Apollo (1997-2003), Head of the Sculpture Department at Christie's (1991-97); and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College (1987-91) and Balliol College (1983-86) at Oxford. He is the author of many publications, including Correggio (1997) and Parmigianino (2006), and has organized numerous exhibitions, among them, Bronze at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2012).