Sarah C Rosenthal

Sarah C Rosenthal

Northern Renaissance
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Sarah studies early modern northern European art. Concerned with the relationship between art and ethics, she is currently in the early stages of research for a dissertation on the early-16th-century, Swiss artist and mercenary soldier Urs Graf. While dealing with the problem of ethical ambiguity, her work seeks to probe the boundary at which art becomes dangerous. She is thus investigating the terms of transgressive acts of freedom in life and art. In terms of medium, Sarah focuses on prints and drawings for their complex roles in the social existence of art in public and private. But her work, growing out of a long-term interest in institutional critique and artists’ concerns with institutional versus systemic culpability, engages with a broad range of social phenomena. These include humor, violence (and conflict broadly), the self, gender and sexuality, race, and the concept of beauty. Sarah holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA with Distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art.

 

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