Still life painting became one of the most popular pictorial genres among Spanish urban elites of the 16th and 17th centuries. These highly illusionistic pictures of foodstuffs, curiosities, and luxury objects constituted an artistic novelty, but also recreated a distinctive aspect of contemporary aristocratic lifestyles. Carmen Ripollés, assistant professor of art history at Metropolitan State University, will consider how the presence of New World objects in these still lifes incorporated a discourse about empire into the genre.
Free for Alianza members, $3 for students with current ID, $5 for DAM members, $10 others. Reservations not required. Doors open at 2 pm.
For information, call 303-361-9445.
Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.