Timken Free Guest Lecture: "Of Crayfish & Truffles: Life & Luxury in Paris, 1720-1770"
"Of Crayfish & Truffles: Life & Luxury in Paris, 1720-1770" In mid-eighteenth century France, the decorative sculptural ornament on so many extravagantly luxurious serving vessels and tablewares actually portrayed, quite naturalistically, the ingredients of the food contained within. This naturalism reflected the broader interests of the Enlightenment as well as the latest culinary developments. Charissa Bremer-David will survey some of these miniature sculptures; identify their component parts of vegetables, game and fish; and compare these groupings to the ingredients of recipes in period cookbooks. Charissa Bremer-David Curator, Sculpture & Decorative Arts, J. Paul Getty MuseumCharissa is Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. A graduate of art history and history programs at the University of California, she is interested in the relationships between social history and fine art. Since joining the Getty Museum, she has published on diverse subjects, ranging from culinary arts to sculpture, and curated exhibitions, notably Paris: Life and Luxury (2011) and Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV (2015). Her areas of research stretch from East/West exchanges to provenance studies, with a continuing emphasis on J. Paul Getty as a collector. Please RSVP for this lecture using the "Register" button below. Admission is free, but your registration allows us to better accommodate our attendees. If you would like to RSVP a group of 5 or more guests, please contact Kristina Rosenberg email@example.com or 619.239.5548 ext 105.
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