Claude Gillot and the Paris Art World ca. 1690–1720

At the first international symposium devoted to the artist, scholars explore Gillot’s work and career in the context of the Paris art world, uncovering his professional network and assessing his contribution to changing tastes and his impact on the next generation of artists. The symposium takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason, on view at the Morgan from February 24 through May 28, 2023 and is presented by the Morgan Drawing Institute.

Part 1

Welcome: Colin B. Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum

4:13: Claude Gillot and the Paris Art World: Lingering Questions
Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum

38:28: Gillot on the Edge: Marginalia and Bizarre Subjects
Axel Moulinier, Independent scholar, Paris

59:33: Gillot, Rochefort, and the rue St. Jacques Community
Turner Edwards, Scientific collaborator, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris

1:19:47: Arabesque in the Time of Gillot
Xavier Salmon, Curator, Département des arts graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris

1:47:06: The Young Oudry: Follower of Gillot?
Hélène Meyer, Curator, Département des arts graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Part 2

Gillot and His Star Pupils: Antoine Watteau and Nicolas Lancret: A Conversation
Martin Eidelberg, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Alan Wintermute, and Mary Tavener Holmes

Held Wednesday, May 10, 2023.