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Art Bulletin- June 2018

Oliver Wunsch and Jennifer Quick in the June 2018 issue of the Art Bulletin

August 21, 2018

Oliver Wunsch, "Watteau, through the Cracks,” pp. 37–60.
Antoine Watteau’s paintings decayed rapidly. Soon after his death, his contemporaries bemoaned the cracks ravaging his works. They regarded the problem as the product of Watteau’s restless character, noting that his shortsighted personality led him to paint improperly. A deeper explanation situates Watteau’s impatient attitude and impermanent techniques within an emerging culture of ephemeral consumption. An examination of the afterlife of Watteau’s decaying work in the...

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Professor Neil Levine awarded the Médaille de l'Histoire de l'art by the Académie d'Architecture

July 20, 2018

The Académie d’Architecture started life in 1840 as the Société Central des Architectes (SCA). This was three years after its analogue in England, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and seventeen years before the American Institute of Architects. The SCA changed its name to the Académie d’Architecture in 1953. All three are the leading professional organizations in their countries, but the name Académie sets the French one apart as more a learned society than a professional organization.

Professor Levine was awarded the medal in June and was kind enough to...

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Professor Ioli Kalavrezou meets with the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church.

June 26, 2018

In Athens in early June, Professor Kalavrezou met privately with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, recognized as the “Green Patriarch” for his engagement in environmental issuesto discuss ecology, health care, and the relation among churches of the Balkan world. 

Ioli Kalavrezou

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David J. Roxburgh: Painting after the Mass-Produced Image. Bryn Mawr

March 7, 2018

Department Chair
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Harvard University

“Painting After the Mass-Produced Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran”

Rulers of the Qajar dynasty (1779-1925) in Iran pursued a broad range of military, bureaucratic and social reforms, formed new institutions—including the first polytechnic (Dar al-Funun, “Abode of the Sciences”), and embraced new technologies of the mass-produced image (photography and lithography). It was also a period of heightened exchange between Iran, India, Russia and the countries of...

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