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Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art

“The Research Database ArsRoma: Another Way to Look at Roman Early Baroque Painting”

Prof Dr Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
Director Emerita, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome

Painting in the capital of papal power underwent a transformation around 1600. Fueled by profound social and political change, diverse stylistic approaches arose. Not all artists, however, thrived in this competitive environment. On what factors did a “successful style” depend? Drawing upon the ArsRoma database and the rich and complex data in it, Prof Dr Sybille Ebert-Schifferer will consider this innovative research vehicle and its contributions to our current understanding of early Baroque painting in Rome.

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