The Romantic Virtuoso
Patrick Noon: Senior Curator of Paintings at Minneapolis Institute of Art
In this lecture, Patrick Noon, Elizabeth MacMillan Chair of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will examine crucial relationships between the masters of the French and British schools, in particular the group of innovative painters who worked in the orbit of Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, and Richard Parkes Bonington. The extraordinary formal and critical dialogue that resulted from their close association and from the public exhibition of their pictures in the sanctioned exhibitions and the commercial galleries of London and Paris in the 1820s would radically alter the course of painting in Europe.
About the Speaker:
Patrick Noon is the Elizabeth MacMillan Chair of the Department of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where he has been the Senior Curator of Paintings since 1997. Prior to his move to Minneapolis he was a founding Curator of Prints, Drawings and Rare Books at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, where he joined that curatorial staff in 1977. He has published and lectured extensively on 18th and 19th century French and British art. Most recently he published in 2008/11 the catalogues raisonnés of the paintings and drawings of the British Romantic artist Richard Parkes Bonington.
Among the many exhibitions Noon has organized are The English Miniature (1981) in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum; Richard Parkes Bonington (1991) with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux; The Human Form Divine, William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection (1997); Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism (2003) with Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and most recently Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art (2015) with the National Gallery, London.
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