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Understanding Rococo style through Cinema: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

Video Essay on Las Meninas: “Is This the Best Painting in History?”

Want to get deeper into Las Meninas? Check out this fantastic formal analysis by YouTuber Nerdwriter1 (and h/t to Ben Z for the recommendation!).

Peter Greenaway’s Last Supper

Here is the video I screened in class with sound. This is essentially a teaser trailer for a multi-screen, immersive moving image artwork based on animating Leonardo’s Last Supper. You can read more about the installation, including links to relevant… Continue Reading →

Art Exhibition Takes a Look at the Muslim-American Experience

Guest Post from Art 188 student Lindsay Douglass Recently, the glaring lack of representation for both black and Muslim communities in the Brooklyn Historical Society archives motivated historians to create something that actually represented the Brooklyn people. Oral historians combed… Continue Reading →

Study Abroad Opportunity in Florence

If you’re interested in exploring some of the sites and art we are studying in class, faculty from Italian and Journalism will be leading a 6-credit summer study abroad in Florence. Details and contact information below.

Welcome Fall 2019 Students!

Hello future art historians! It was so great to meet you this afternoon, and I am excited to have you in the class. I will frequently post related articles and current events in this space to enrich your class experience…. Continue Reading →

Curious how those ancient Greek and Roman sculptures actually looked? This article includes some research of scholars and examines the social and political implications of generations of misinterpretations of ancient art. New Yorker: Margaret Talbot, The Myth of Whiteness in Classical… Continue Reading →

Upcoming ARTECHA Festival

I’m very pleased to invite all of you to the ARTECHA Festival May 3-5, featuring artworks and performances at the intersection of art and technology. I have curated an original public artwork by a visiting artist, the details of which… Continue Reading →

Van Gogh on Doctor Who

The long-running British science-fiction show Doctor Who features a time-traveling doctor going on adventures with a companion. The characters frequently cross paths with historical figures, and one of my favorites involves Vincent Van Gogh. In the scene below, the Doctor… Continue Reading →

Black models: from Géricault to Matisse

For more information on the groundbreaking exhibition currently on display at the Musee D’Orsay, see this story on Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse.

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