Curator Ebria Feinblatt's research papers document her studies in seventeenth-century Bolognese ceiling painting and the development
of quadratura illusionistic painting. The collection focuses on the work of Girolamo Curti, Domenico Maria Canuti, Angelo
Michele Colonna and Agostino Mitelli, as well as their relationships with other artists and collaborators.
Ebria Feinblatt (1913-1990) founded the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's department of prints and drawings in 1947. She
served a distinguished career as the County Museum's curator for 38 years. Feinblatt studied, collected and wrote on topics
ranging from ancient art to German Gothic to modern art, but she was best known for her studies in Bolognese seventeenth-century
quadratura painting. Feinblatt's interest in quadratura painting and the Bolognese Seicento artists associated with it originated
during a trip to Rome in the early 1950s on a Fulbright grant. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection of seventeenth-century
Italian drawings was one of the best represented collections during Feinblatt's tenure as curator. She also wrote a seminal
book in the field,
Seventeenth-century Bolognese Ceiling Decorators.
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