The Anatomy of a Still Life: Virtual Art History Lecture with Dr. Scott Brown

October 1, 2020
7 to 8 P.M.

Learn from home! Cummer Beaches presents a three-part virtual lecture series with P. Scott Brown, PhD, Professor of Art History, University of North Florida. Experience this series of talks highlighting a selection of works in the Cummer Museum’s permanent collection. Registration is free but is required. A Zoom link for access will be sent to all registrants the week of the lecture.


The Anatomy of a Still Life
Free | Registration required

The Cummer Museum of Art & Garden’s rich collection of still life paintings offers a wonderful perspective on how paintings without people or action tell stories and engender meanings. Still life paintings are feasts for the eyes. They delight the senses by focusing and intensifying our optical experience of texture, color, light, and luster and through contrasts and oppositions with the suggestive potential of poetic metaphor. As we savor these paintings, still life subjects take on symbolic meanings that supply the elements of grand narratives: of life, love, desire, and human vanity and mortality.


Additional lectures in the series:

Degas and the Past | November 5 | 7 p.m.

Pietà and Lamentation: Themes of Compassion in Cummer Collection | January 7 | 7 p.m.


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