This lecture will focus on the sumptuous surtouts de table created in Rome during the late eighteenth century by Luigi and Giuseppe Valadier and other artists. Intended for grand state dinners, these elaborate centerpieces featured miniature versions of ancient monuments, sculptures, and obelisks in bronze, porcelain, colored marble, and hardstones.
Location: The Frick Collection, New York, New York
Event Date: 10.01.14
Speaker: Alvar González-Palacios