The Art of French Eighteenth-Century Gilt Bronze


Fall 2014


The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th St.


Charlotte Vignon

An in-depth study of French eighteenth-century gilt bronze, this course will offer a unique opportunity to closely examine works of art and engage in a dialogue with Curator Charlotte Vignon on questions of production, technique, patronage, attribution, and authenticity. Several important artists and craftsmen, including André-Charles Boulle and Pierre Gouthière will also be studied, with the aim of better understanding their lives, production, and workshop practices, as well as their influence on the changing style and role of gilt bronze in eighteenth-century France. The class will be held at The Frick Collection.  3 credits. Satisfies pre-1800 requirement.