Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Obsession and Labor—Albert Moore’s Singular Painting Techniques


Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm



Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you in an online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

British artist Albert Moore’s painting process is believed to be among the most elaborate of the Victorian era. Join conservation fellow Ruby Awburn and curatorial fellow Sophie Lynford as they discuss the results of their recent research and examination of Moore’s painting Study for “Blossoms.” The conservation treatment revealed layers beneath the surface of his work, which allowed Awburn and Lynford to reconstruct Moore’s elaborate, multistage painting process.

Led by:
Ruby Awburn, Paintings Conservation Fellow, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Sophie Lynford, Rousseau Curatorial Fellow in European Art, Division of European and American Art

This virtual seminar will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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