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Grave Relief of Publius Curtilius Agatus, Silversmith / Unknown
Friday, May 4, 2012
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
North Campus Meeting Rooms
The Getty Villa

The use of sketches, models, and pattern books in the development of artists' practices is well documented from the Renaissance and later periods. However, evidence from the ancient world is considerably more difficult to recover. In this colloquium, internationally renowned scholars shed new light on the topic by exploring literary texts and material remains in diverse media, including papyrus, stone, and textiles, and by assessing the implications for ancient painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts.

Colloquium speakers:

Gianfranco Adornato (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Kathlyn M. Cooney (University of California, Los Angeles)
Sarah Lepinski (Getty Research Institute, Scholars Program)
John R. Senseney (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Fabrizio Slavazzi (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Annemarie Stauffer (Fachhochschule Köln)
Andrew F. Stewart (University of California, Berkeley)
Helen Whitehouse (University of Oxford)

This event is organized by the Getty Research Institute, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and is presented as part of the Research Institute's 2011/2012 scholar year theme Artistic Practice.