A Piercing Agony: Two Baroque Interpretations of Saint Sebastian


A Piercing Agony: Two Baroque Interpretations of Saint Sebastian

Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:00 PM
Sterling Morton Gallery

A panel discussion will focus on Guercino’s Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (ca. 1632), from the Federico Castelluccio Collection, and Simon Vouet’s Saint Sebastian (ca. 1620–27), from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, both of which are currently on loan to the Art Museum and shown in conversation with one another in the galleries.

Following an introduction from Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, the actor, artist, and collector Federico Castelluccio will discuss his recent discovery of the Guercino work. Panelists David Stone, professor of art history and director of the curatorial track Ph.D in art history, University of Delaware; Wendy Heller, professor of music and director of the Program in Italian Studies; and Betsy Rosasco, research curator of European painting and sculpture, will focus on a range of themes, including connoisseurship, Christian martyrdom, and gender studies. Veronica White, Curatorial Assistant for Academic Programs, will moderate. 

More about Saint Sebastian at the Princeton University Art Museum 

A reception will follow.