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April 11, 2018

Bradley Cavallo (PhD Art History 2017) presents at 2018 Midwestern Art History Society

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Bradley Cavallo (PhD 2017) recently presented research at the 2018 Midwestern Art History Society in Indianapolis.  In the presentation, "Skeuomorphism as Hermeneutic: From Obsidian Mirrors to Copper Escudos de Monjas", Cavallo argued that  "Nuns' Shields" in early-modern Mexico could be understtod as a colonial skeumorphs derived from the Mesoamerican ritual wearing of oval obsidian discs to signal the presence of Aztec divinities. Escudos mimicked the stone artifacts in metal form and religious function in order to make the presence of the Christian divine - painted on escudos as the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception - comprehensibely analogous to the way in which some pre-Columbian divinities had been traditionally experienced. Read More

April 11, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (PhD candidate Art History) giving a talk at PAFA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (MA Art History, PhD candidate Art History) will be giving an "Art at Lunch" lecture at PAFA on April 25, 2018, noon to 1.  The title of the lecture is "Reproducing the Rotunda: Currency, Performance, and Protest in 19th-Century Print Culture"/  The event is free and open to the public. Read More

March 28, 2018

Therese Dolan to speak on fashion and impressionism at Barnes

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Therese Dolan (emerita) will give a lecture, "A la Mode: Fashion and Impressionism" at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, Saturday April 7, 11.30-12.30.  Her lecture is about the impact of Parisian fashion on Impressionism: in their attempts to to capture the look and feel of modern Parisian life, Impressionist painters often depicted stylish women sitting in cafes, strolling the newly renovated boulevards, and dancing at chic soirees as representatives of the fashion capital, where haute couture became synonymous.  Dr. Dolan will survey the theoretical, literary, and historical aspects of Parisian fashion and its impact on the arts. Read More

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