THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE LOUVRE AND THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE LOS ANGELES INVITE YOU TO A TALK WITH PHILIPPE MALGOUYRES, CHIEF CURATOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DECORATIVE ARTS AT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
Thursday | April 20 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | In English
In Person at Alliance Française de Los Angeles & Online
For millennia, the beauty and variety of colored stones have inspired men to carve images on them; thus, the art of the glyptic was born more than five thousand years ago. Worn on the finger, the neck, a brooch, or mounted on precious objects, Cameos and intaglios, avidly collected, have withstood the test of time.
From Ptolemies’ Egypt to the Roman engravers of the nineteenth century, this art form is immensely diverse. It spans a wide range of interpretations, from luxury goods to political propaganda, from ancient to medieval rings, from royal and imperial portraits to seals, amulets, and icons. The art of the glyptic pays tribute to antiquity and is appreciated by scholars and amateurs alike.