Gallery Talk: Fauveau’s Sainte Genevieve with Vanessa Sigalas and Kat Sarris 

When:
November 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2022-11-04T13:00:00-04:00
2022-11-04T14:00:00-04:00
Gallery Talk: Fauveau’s Sainte Genevieve with Vanessa Sigalas and Kat Sarris 

Félicie de Fauveau (1799-1886) was a pioneering sculptor of the French romantic movement whose works, mostly made in exile in Florence, combine her political and religious enthusiasms. Her marble sculpture Sainte Genevieve, recently acquired by the Wadsworth, was commissioned by the Duchesse de Berry as a symbolic call for the restoration of her son to the throne of France as King Henri V. Dr. Vanessa Sigalas, David Dangremond Associate Curator for Collections Research, examines the artistic and political history surrounding Sainte Genevieve in dialogue with Conservation Assistant Kat Sarris who reveals the process behind the creation of this important marble sculpture. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.