Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:30pm
Yale University Art Gallery
Larry Kanter, the chief curator of the Yale University Art Gallery, took a group of Directed Studies students through his exciting new exhibit Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio’s Studio, Early Paintings and New Attributions. He walked the students through the exhibit, detailing how, through “close reading,” he discovered traces of Leonardo’s hand in works attributed to other Renaissance artists. In his words, “could anyone else have painted the astonishing effects of light breaking across the twists and knots in the tasseled fringe of the carpet, so like the complicated studies of hair or of water in many of Leonardo’s drawings?” The talk was a lesson not only in how to study paintings, but also, the creative art of curation.