Marisa Bass, PhD, assistant professor of art history and archaeology in Arts & Sciences, received a research seed grant from the Humanities Center to fund her research in Munich in August for her new project, “Forged by Misfortune: The Art of Joris Hoefnagel in the Wake of the Dutch Revolt.”
Ila Sheren, PhD, assistant professor of art history and archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, made a presentation at the International Conference on Street Art and Urban Creativity in July in Lisbon, Portugal.
Washington University alumni thrive in the compelling and competitive art auction business.
In the early 20th century, utopian conviction about the promise of artistic abstraction was widespread. And yet, in the years between the World Wars, the human figure remained the site of significant artistic activity. So argues John Klein, associate professor of art history and archaeology, in Face and Figure in European Art, 1928-1945, now on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.
Eminent physicist Charles Falco contends that the great master painters of earlier centuries used optical instruments nearly 200 years earlier than previously even thought possible and account for the remarkable transformation in the realistic portraits appearing as early as the 15th Century.