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Recent scholarship on portraiture has become increasingly interested in its status as an interactive art form. Portraits often depict or invite an interactive relationship between sitters and spectators. In this conference, co-organized with the Yale Center for British Art, speakers explore this topic in relationship to British portraiture, of which The Huntington has an especially rich collection.

Portraiture as Interaction: The Spaces and Interfaces of the British Portrait The Huntington

    • Visual Arts

Recent scholarship on portraiture has become increasingly interested in its status as an interactive art form. Portraits often depict or invite an interactive relationship between sitters and spectators. In this conference, co-organized with the Yale Center for British Art, speakers explore this topic in relationship to British portraiture, of which The Huntington has an especially rich collection.

    Welcome by Steve Hindel

    Welcome by Steve Hindel

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the "Portraiture as Interaction: The Spaces and Interfaces of the British Portrait" conference, held at the Huntington Library on December 11-12, 2015. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.

    • 8 min
    Opening Remarks by Mark Hallett

    Opening Remarks by Mark Hallett

    Mark Hallett delivers the opening remarks for the conference. Hallett is the Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

    • 19 min
    Specimen, Surgeon, Self: Three Medical Portraits and Four Hundred Years

    Specimen, Surgeon, Self: Three Medical Portraits and Four Hundred Years

    Jack Hartnell discusses "Specimen, Surgeon, Self: Three Medical Portraits and Four Hundred Years." Hartnell is Lecturer and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow​ at Columbia University.

    • 19 min
    The Scene of the Sitting

    The Scene of the Sitting

    Adam Eaker discusses "The Scene of the Sitting." Eaker is guest curator of the Frick’s exhibition Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture (March 2–June 5, 2016).

    • 32 min
    Raphael’s Apostles and Portraiture in the Eighteenth Century

    Raphael’s Apostles and Portraiture in the Eighteenth Century

    Caroline Fowler discusses "Raphael’s Apostles and Portraiture in the Eighteenth Century.” Fowler a scholar at The Getty Research Center and is A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, DC.

    • 35 min
    Wedgwood’s Portrait Medallions

    Wedgwood’s Portrait Medallions

    Brigid Von Preussen discusses "Wedgwood’s Portrait Medallions.” Von Preussen is working on her PhD at Columbia University, which examines the relationship between Neoclassicism, commerce, and inter-medial reproduction in late eighteenth-century British design and art.

    • 35 min

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