The Zoomorphic Mask

Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of the National Gallery, London, and the Thaw Senior Fellow at the Morgan Drawing Institute for 2018, gave the annual Thaw Lecture on “The Zoomorphic Mask.” He explores the fantastic in Renaissance design, with reference to many other episodes in the history of art, including frames, architectural ornament, and ancient sculpture.

Sponsored by the Morgan Drawing Institute, the annual Thaw Lecture aims to address critical topics in the study of drawings.

Held Tuesday, June 12, 2018.