The Art of the Body | The Body in Art

Nov 2, 4pm - 5pm

The Art of the Body | The Body in Art photo

The exhibition, Persona: A Body in Parts, reflects a recent and radical approach to the body in Western Art. This talk goes over ways of understanding the body, from traditional to modern, explaining changes and the reasons for them to arrive at a better understanding of the "new" body in art. A reception hosted by the Friends of the Visual Arts follows.

Carl Goldstein, Ph.D. Columbia University, is Professor of Art History and Criticism, Department of Art, UNCG. His publications in art history include two books, Visual Fact Over Verbal Fiction: A Study of the Carracci and the Criticism, Theory, and Practice of Art in Renaissance and Baroque Italy (Cambridge University Press: 1988) and Teaching Art: Academies and Schools from Vasari to Albers (Cambridge University Press: 1996) and articles published in journals in the US and abroad. His art criticism has been published in Art International and Arts, and museum and gallery catalogues. He has been a guest lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Walters Gallery, Baltimore, the Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, Germany, and the Louvre, Paris, France. He is currently working on a book on the printmaking revolution in early modern France.


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