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June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lecture: The Enticing Gaze – From Leonardo to Sargent

$5 – $7

What transforms a painting into a celebrity? Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and Sargent’s Madame X each create a dynamic visual relationship that engages the viewer in a series of unanswered questions. Who is she? What is she thinking?  What is the story behind the image?  During the Renaissance, people believed that a painting contained a divine force that made the absent present, and the dead alive. While we may no longer invite a portrait to dinner, we do actively engage with a painted image. What makes a painting speak? Featuring Dr. Sunnie Evers, Art Historian.


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(updated February 2019)


June 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5 – $7
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542


Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States


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