The 64th Annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts by Professor Thomas Crow are now available online
Restoration as Event and Idea: Art in Europe, 1814-1820
Thomas Crow, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Sixty-Fourth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Part 1: Moscow Burns/The Pope Comes Home, 1812-1814: David, Gros, and Ingres Test Empire's Facade
Part 2: At the Service of Kings, Madrid and Paris, 1814: Aging Goya and Upstart Gericault Face Their Restorations
Part 3: Cut Loose, 1815-1817: Napoleon Returns, David Crosses Borders, and Gericault Wanders Outcast Rome
Part 4: The Religion of Ancient Art from London to Paris to Rome, 1815-1819: Canova and Lawrence Replenish Papal Splendor
Part 5: The Laboratory of Brussels, 1816-1819: The Apprentice Navez and the Master David Redraw the Language of Art
Part 6: Redemption in Rome and Paris, 1818-1820: Ingres Revives the Chivalric while Gericault Recovers the Dispossessed
About the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Since 1949, the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts have presented the best in contemporary thought and scholarship on the subject of the fine arts to the people of the United States. The program itself is named for Andrew W. Mellon, founder of the National Gallery of Art, who gave the nation his art collection and funds to build the West Building, which opened to the public in 1941.
Past speakers have included Sir Kenneth Clark, T. J. Clark, E. H. Gombrich, Michael Fried, Mary Miller, Helen Vendler, and Irene Winter. For more information about this leture series, please visit the National Gallery's website.