Art Talk Live: A Study of a Study

By Harvard Art Museums

Join Sam Nehila as he explores how a sketch is not always a precursor to a finished work of art.

An oil-painted study of several partial figures with studies of hands and legs.
Tuesday, October 4 12:30pm – 1pm

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

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Additional information

Join curatorial assistant Sam Nehila to pick apart the typical ways viewers think about studies displayed in art museums. We will closely examine a study by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Rather than focusing on the artist’s technique or process, or comparing the study directly to the finished piece, we’ll view this study as an individual work of art and discover a new way of looking.