The 2019 Emerging Scholars Symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Florence,” on view at the Georgia Museum of Art March 9–May 26, 2019. Current graduate students and other emerging scholars will expand the scope of the exhibition by exploring the concept of love throughout the history of visual and material culture, presenting their papers on March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paul Barolsky will deliver the keynote lecture on March 22 at 4:30 p.m., entitled “Art, Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance” for the 2019 Emerging Scholars Symposium. Barolsky’s talk will deal with art historical description, interpretation, rhetoric, aesthetics, beauty, subjectivity, form, playfulness, pleasure and fun. Barolsky is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Virginia, where he taught the history of Renaissance art and literature for 47 years. He is the author of numerous books, most recently “A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso” (2010) and "Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso” (2014).
This program is presented in collaboration with the Association of Graduate Art Students and sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.