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Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

FREE but advance registration is required.


Meadows Museum Symposium: Looking Below the Surface: Working Methods of Zurbarán, Velázquez and Murillo

The use of X-radiography, infrared reflectography, and pigment and ground analysis in conservation allows an examination beneath the skin of the paint surface, often revealing the working processes of the artist. Claire Barry, director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, will present her recent analysis of Francisco de Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons and discuss his studio practice and the changes that have occurred to the paintings over time. In addition to her presentation, Barry has invited esteemed colleagues in the conservation field to participate in discussing the working methods of other Sevillian masters, including Velázquez and Murillo. This symposium is co-sponsored by the Meadows Museum and the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas.


For more information and to register, call 214.768.8587.