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Close Looking at Rinaldo and Armida

Location: Baltimore Museum of Art/Online
Dates: Spring 2009



In the spring of 2009, a group of JHU undergraduates met weekly to study this singularly important painting in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Their mission: to look closely (really closely!) and consider this work by the Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck from as many points of view as possible.  They worked with art historians, curators, literary scholars, musicologists, conservators, and painters to uncover the richness of this complex work.  Their research was developed into a web-based exploration of the painting, thanks to the work of Nora Krinistky ’09, a Museums and Society graduate who joined the BMA as a Kress Interpretative Fellow.