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Monday, May 27 2013

The Cosmos, Artfully Captured: ‘Influences: Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance’

The art historian Mary Quinlan-McGrath takes an incisive look into how astrology and the science of optics played a significant role in the art of 15th and 16th century Italy.


Monday, May 20 2013

The Shock of the Old:  Art Historian Alexander Nagel on His New Book, ‘Medieval Modern’

New York University art historian Alexander Nagel talks with PopMatters about how art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is tied to modern and contemporary art in more ways than we might think.


Friday, July 1 2011

Art and the American Evolution: The Arts of the Americas Wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In America, art tells the story of an early predominance of classical European ideals, the emergence of a national identity amidst civil war, and the melting-pot existentialism that dominated a media-obsessed 20th century.


Sunday, September 28 2008

The Life and Death of Images,  Diarmuid Costello & Dominic Willsdon (eds.)

In addition to a reasonably strict adherence to the analytic restrictions of philosophical inquiry, the speakers in this book seem to be on a subtextual quest to save art.


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