Ovation Festival Event
7 p.m. - Room 114, Marting Hall

Dean Yoder will present a lecture featuring the recent conservation efforts behind Caravaggio's "Crucifixion of Saint Andrew" in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Marting Humanities Lecture

April 19, 2017

7 p.m.Ovation Festival

This event is part of the 2017 Ovation Festival, Baldwin Wallace University's annual celebration of student achievement.

Room 114, Marting Hall

Event is free. Entrance tickets required.

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Caravaggio's "Crucifixion of Saint Andrew": Conservation and Transformation

The Marting Humanities Lecture Series presents Dean Yoder, conservator of paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA).

Dean Yoder restoring Caravaggio's "Crucifixion of Saint Andrew"

Yoder will present a lecture featuring the recent conservation efforts behind Caravaggio's masterpiece in the collection of the CMA. He will discuss the art historical significance of the painting and the aesthetic problems associated with previous restorations, which prompted the recent transformative conservation treatment. The conservation also revealed aspects of the artist's enigmatic painting technique that were previously unknown. 

Caravaggio was one of the most important and influential artists of the Baroque period. His powerful naturalism and dynamic use of light transformed painting, but also earned him many critics who claimed that he destroyed painting. Caravaggio was forced to leave Rome in 1606 after killing a rival in a sword fight. He fled to Naples, where he painted the "Crucifixion of Saint Andrew" for the Spanish Viceroy in Naples. 

Yoder, a Cleveland native, joined the CMA in 2009 after operating a private paintings conservation studio in the Cleveland area for 24 years. He has recently completed a number of high-profile conservation projects, including the "Crucifixion of Saint Andrew" by Caravaggio and "Portrait of a Woman" by Rembrandt, both in the collection of the CMA.

Photo: Dean Yoder, conservator of paintings at The Cleveland Museum of Art with "The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew," 1606-1607. Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610). Oil on canvas; framed: 233.50 x 184.00 x 12.00 cm (91 7/8 x 72 7/16 x 4 11/16 inches); unframed: 202.50 x 152.70 cm (79 11/16 x 60 1/16 inches). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1976.2. (Photo/Joan Neubecker)