Join the Getty Research Institute for a mid-week, mid-year research presentation tomorrow morning. Centering around the decorative arts in France between the 16th and 19th centuries, the event will feature two presentations by scholars about their ongoing research, followed by a moderated discussion. Making use of the Beauvais tapestry manufactory production registers, Getty Rothschild Fellow Pascal Bertrand take an “archeological approach to the art of tapestry-making” in his presentation on the Venus and Vulcan tapestries from the Loves of the Gods Series woven after François Boucher. Getty Museum Guest Scholar Agnès Bos will present preliminary findings from her investigations into the Order of the Holy Spirit, the most important French Royal Order of knighthood. Bos’ research explores the material culture and decorative arts objects created to give weight and visual drama to the Order’s annual ceremonies. Following the two presentations, Senior Curator Anne-Lise Desmas will moderate a discussion of the ongoing research.
The event will take place over Zoom, beginning at 10:30 AM PST. As this is not a public Getty event, the details of the Zoom meeting will be sent along to the SIG Google Group.