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An Examination of Historic Finishes: Recent Discoveries Inside Homewood
October 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Part I of the Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series: The Archaeology of Interiors, presented by Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University.
1 AIA/CES credit available
5:00 p.m. Reception at Homewood Museum
6:00 p.m. Lecture in Gilman Hall 50
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Homewood Museum of Johns Hopkins University presents the 14th season of its Baltimore’s Great Architecture lecture series, organized as part of AIABaltimore’s Baltimore Architecture Month.
Inspired by the current reinvestigation of Homewood’s original interior decoration—building on advances in analytical techniques since the house’s 1980s restoration—this year’s theme explores the latest scholarship concerning how curators, art and architectural historians, conservators, and other design detectives create visions of the past in historic settings.
The interior of Homewood is an extraordinary example of the exuberance in decoration typical of the late-18th and early-19th centuries. The trends in decoration were propelled by the discovery of Pompeii, which began to be well known in the 1760s, and the increasing influence of classical antiquity on artistic style and the development of taste. Homewood may be seen as a Federal period ideal of this new international style. Through microscopic examination, nationally-recognized paint historian and analyst MATTHEW MOSCA has revealed a much more complex and sophisticated decorative paint scheme than was previously identified. In this illustrated talk, he’ll share some of the exciting and surprising discoveries he has made in Homewood’s three principal entertaining rooms.
Image courtesy http://www.themagazineantiques.com