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All Roads (Do Not)
Lead to Rome
The Artist's Journey South
in the Seventeenth Century

     Rome as a vibrant centre for creative innovation, artistic emulation, and international exchange is the theme of Rome, Capital of Painting, an exhibition on view through August 5, 2019, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University. At its heart is a painting by Johannes Lingelbach (1622-1674), A Garden with an Artist Drawing After Antiquities, that embodies everything that would have drawn Van Mander and other artists to the metropolis: the elegant gardens framed by rolling hills, the warm southern sunlight, and the major collections of ancient statuary amassed by sophisticated patrons.

JACQUELYN N. COUTRÉ is the Bader Curator and Researcher of European Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University with a dissertation on the late work of Jan Lievensz. Her research has been funded by the J. William Fulbright Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. She is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art.

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