The Artistic World of Giacomo Casanova: a conversation with Frederick Ilchman and C. D. Dickerson III
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Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768), "Entrance to the Grand Canal", ca.1730. Oil on canvas, 19 1⁄2 x 29 in. (49.6 x 73.6 cm). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, Gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 56.2
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Frederick Ilchman, Chair, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and C.D. Dickerson III, Curator and Head of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. engage in a conversation about one of Europe's most colorful characters.
An expert of European art of the Renaissance and Baroque, C. D. Dickerson III serves as curator and head of the department of sculpture and decorative arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Among the exhibitions he curated include From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern (2009–2010); Bernini: Sculpting in Clay (2012–2013); and The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France (2016–2017). Dickerson received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
Frederick Ilchman is Chair, Art of Europe and the Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A specialist in the art of the Italian Renaissance, he has curated numerous exhibitions, organized international conferences, contributed to scholarly publications, and lectured in the United States and abroad. Ilchman’s exhibition Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice (2009), organized with the Musée du Louvre, won several awards including “Outstanding Exhibition (Eastern Time Zone)” from the Association of Art Museum Curators, and was selected as one of the year’s top 10 exhibitions by the Wall Street Journal.
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