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Depicting The Invisible in Art

  • Beverly Hills Women's Club 1700 Chevy Chase Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (map)

From ancient Fayum portraits to Rembrandt’s ever-present subjects we will witness how through the vehicle of art, invisible, impalpable, transient concepts are formulated into concrete, physical, enduring objects. This lecture demonstrates various artistic techniques which attempt to preserve the fleeting and the incorporeal in an appropriate tangible form.

Presented by Zhenya Gershman, an internationally renowned artist and Rembrandt scholar, who has worked for over a decade in the J. Paul Getty Museum and is an alumnae of AJU's Institute for Creativity's Inquiry Fellowship.

 Mummy portrait of bearded man, encaustic on wood, circa 2nd century AD, Royal Museum of Scotland

Mummy portrait of bearded man, encaustic on wood, circa 2nd century AD, Royal Museum of Scotland