The Art of Eighteenth-Century Gilt Bronze

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. Questions of production, technique, patronage, attribution, and authenticity will be addressed. Students will study several important artists and craftsmen, including André-Charles Boulle and Pierre Gouthière—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 the pre-1800 requirement.