The Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts Presents: What is Going On in Jacques-Louis David’s “Sappho and Phaon?”
November 6th, 2012 | 7pm
Rubendall Hall, Weiss Center
Distinguished art critic and art historian Michael Fried has written and lectured about abstract painting and sculpture since World War II.
The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts presents the distinguished art critic and art historian Michael Fried, J.R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities and professor of art history at the Johns Hopkins University. He has written and lectured extensively about abstract painting and sculpture since World War II, specializing in French painting and art criticism from the mid-18th century to the advent of Edouard Manet and his generation, as well as the works of Bernd and Hilla Becher and contemporary photographers Jeff Wall, Thomas Struth, Adreas Gursky and Thomas Demand, among others. Recent research examines Caravaggio and the transformation of 17th-century Italian painting.
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