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Lecture: Bernini’s Speaking Marbles

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Lecture: Bernini’s Speaking Marbles
Curated by: Irving Lavin

1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
August 17th, 2008 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Lecture
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Admission is FREE; parking is $8

DESCRIPTION

"Looking at a portrait is like looking in a mirror," German writer Johann Woflgang von Goethe wrote. "One sees oneself reflected." In this lecture, Irving Lavin, emeritus professor of art history at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, situates Bernini's sculpture in the larger history of bust portraiture.