Past Event

Giovanni Aloi - Lucian Freud and Plants

June 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Event Description: 

While Lucian Freud’s international reputation as a master of portraiture remains undisputed, his ability to capture the elusive essence of plants is mostly unacknowledged. Leaves, branches, and blooms were among the artist’s favorite subjects throughout his formative years. The linear neatness of his early works deliberately flirted with surrealist effects and symbolic references. But his later paintings of plants searched for something deeper and much more original. Learn more in this exciting online talk with Dr. Giovanni Aloi, author of Lucian Freud Herbarium.

Event Speaker:

Giovanni Aloi, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public, please register via the event webpage. Hosted by the New York Botanical Garden

A recording of this presentation will be archived and shared online in the NYBG Humanities Institute Lecture Library.