Bob Frishman, Fellow Of The National Association Of Watch And Clock Collectors, To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York
Jacques-Louis David, The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, 1812
Unlike a few articles in irregular photograph previews, nothing in artistic creations, drawings, prints, and compelling artwork photography shows up coincidentally. Every craftsman chooses what is incorporated. In many, if not most, cases where clocks and watches are available, they have emblematic or allegorical importance. At the point when mechanical watches initially showed up in the thirteenth century, references to God as a clockmaker were common, connecting a clock’s consistent self-impelled activity to the movement of the whole universe.
During the Renaissance, watches showed an individual’s or city’s abundance, discipline, and innovative refinement. Later craftsmanships kept on utilizing timekeepers and watches to represent mortality and the requirement for people to utilize astutely their short time on earth. More present day portrayals may underline the developing oppression of timekeeping that oversees all our waking hours. At times the watch just shows the time, yet normally for a particular reason.
René Magritte, The Cripple, 1948
In an instructive and engaging outlined talk combining craftsmanship and horology narratives, Bob Frishman, Fellow Of The National Association Of Watch And Clock Collectors, will analyze images of in excess of 150 works of art, most by notable specialists. In a few, the clock or watch is strikingly obvious; in others, it is a minor however huge character that necessities calling attention to. For each, Frishman will momentarily examine the craftsman, the unique circumstance, and the watch. Workmanship darlings will appreciate this multi-century display of craftsmanship, and horological devotees will see watches with significant jobs in these period settings.
Bob Frishman, Fellow Of The National Association Of Watch And Clock Collectors
About Bob Frishman
Bob Frishman is originator and proprietor of Bell-Time Clocks in Andover, Massachusetts. He has gathered, reestablished, investigated, composed, and addressed about watches since 1980. He has fixed in excess of 7,000 clocks and watches, and sold more than 1,700. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors , Chairman of the NAWCC Time Symposium Committee, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London. Alongside many articles on numerous horology themes, he composes a “Horology in Art” include for each issue of the NAWCC magazine.
He is sorting out a ” Horology in Art ” NAWCC discussion in October, 2017, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. A list of famous workmanship antiquarians and custodians as of now have been enlisted to talk about fine arts in their specialized topics, and each will be trailed by a horologist who will portray watches portrayed in the projected artworks.
All HSNY addresses are free and open to the general population. Entryways open at 6:00 PM; address starts speedily at 7:00 PM. For more data, visit HSNY’s site .
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:00-9:00 PM
HSNY at the General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, between fifth & sixth Avenues, New York, NY 10036
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