The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Duke Divinity School and Nasher Museum co-present "The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci," an exploration of Carlo Dolci's world through spoken word and musical sound. Dolci's paintings will gain historical and spiritual context in a lecture given by two British scholars, Dr Chloë Reddaway, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery, London, and Ben Quash, professor of Christianity and the arts, King's College London. Music will bring the paintings alive in startling ways. Seventeen professional musicians from America's leading orchestras will perform music from the period, including a resplendent brass fanfare by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), one of the most influential and creative musicians of his time, who performed in the Medici's court and whose music was almost certainly known by Dolci. An original composition written by Jeremy Begbie will accompany the lecture, and the evening will conclude with a movement from J. S. Bach's second Brandenburg Concerto.