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Hannah Friedman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Oberlin College
Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) produced drawings and etchings that assert his exemplarity as a master draftsman. Friedman explores the role of drawing and etching within Ribera’s larger body of work as an expression of expertise and authority over the production and evaluation of art. Her talk considers examples of Ribera’s investment in early 17th-century practices of “connoisseurship.” She argues that connoisseurship during Ribera’s lifetime was not merely a preoccupation with who had made a work of art. Instead, both the producers and consumers of art were thinking creatively in this period about what the criteria were for judging art, and what sort of activity it was to acquire and to study it.
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