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Artisans of a Great House – Silhouette Making
July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Brian Miller, Historic Odessa Foundation Associate Curator
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10 am
For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email [email protected]
To celebrate the 2019 exhibition, A Perfect Profile: Miniature Portraits, Silhouettes, and Landscapes of Early Annapolis we are proud to present a morning filled with American silhouettes. Learn the basic history of the silhouette from ancient times and cultures, to their prime at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, to their revival in the 1920’s, to their interpretation today. The numerous methods and materials used to create profile images will be explored. Discover how the camera obscura was used to create silhouettes by artists in America and how it influenced portraiture. Those attending the presentation will have the opportunity to have their profile likenesses preserved as a hollow-cut silhouettes using a replica camera obscura. This presentation will be led by Brian Miller, Historic Odessa Foundation Associate Curator.