Lilit Sadoyan Presented Paper at Low Countries Sculpture Society International Colloquium

Lilit Sadoyan, second-year Ph.D. student, was invited to present at the Low Countries Sculpture Society International Colloquium, "Le rôle de la sculpture dans la conception, la production, le collectionnisme et la présentation des arts décoratifs parisiens en Europe (1715-1815)", at the Centre André Chastel de l’université de Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France, March 14-15, 2016. Her paper, "Collecting at Court and Beyond: The Dissemination and Display of Girardon’s Sculptural Groups", investigates the intersection between sculpture and decorative arts in consideration of the marble and bronze versions of François Girardon’s l’Enlèvement de Proserpine (17th-18th c.) locating the viewer’s relationship and experience as mediated by setting, display, and, most importantly, pedestal. From grand marble and elaborate Boulle pedestals to smaller gilt bronze socles, the shift in these supports also parallels a change in the viewing experience.