Wednesday, November 7, 2007

ICA/GCA Lecture: Tuesday, 11/13 The Lost Painting of Antiquity

Instructor: Leonard Porter, classical painter, muralist and ICA&CA Fellow

Tuesday, November 13
6:30 – 8:30 pm at ICA (on the 3rd floor)

Free to GCA Students and Faculty

RSVP: 212-730-9025, or grandcentralacademy@gmail.com

While brilliant works of sculpture and architecture have survived since antiquity, nothing close to the masterpieces of painting described by ancient authors has ever been found. Despite the lack of a single worthy example, the lost painting of classical antiquity has held an enduring fascination for artists and collectors alike. Mr. Porter will discuss the changing notion of ancient painting and how attempts to reconstruct it have shaped art since the Renaissance.