The Lockhart Gallery


Paolo Fidanza and the Reproductive Print

Head of a young woman online 2010.28.28


March 22 - May 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 4 - 6 p.m.

Tha Annual Art History Symposium will take place
on April 15 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Newton 201

Paolo Fidanza was born in Camerino, Italy in 1731.  Fidanza set up his studio in Rome where he created his own paintings and prints. Fidanza also created prints that were reproductions of famous paintings to be distributed throughout Europe so that renowned works could be studied by other artists and art students. Art collectors sought these reproductive prints for their collections as well.  It was through such reproductions that American colonial era artists learned their craft.

The prints of Paolo Fidanza are part of the Geneseo permanent collection and are presented to the public for the first time.  This student centered exhibit is the first of its kind presented in the Galleries at Geneseo.  Prof. Lynette Bosch's directed study seminar students: Pam Elder, Lauren Recny, Corrine Smith, Olivia Cammisa Frost and Laura Palmer, conducted research on Paolo Fidanza and the prints under her supervision.

This particular group includes several portraits from Raphael's large painting the Transfiguration in S. Pietro a Montorio, which was moved from S. Pietro a Montorio to the Vatican pinacoteca (gallery).

Cynthia Hawkins
Director of Galleries