Thursday, February 28, 2019

Reporting time: 9.30 a.m.
Workshop: 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Pavilion, Cabral Yard

Registrations are welcomed from students currently pursuing BFA/MFA in Fine Arts and Art History. Limited seats.

To register for the workshop, please email your interest to: [email protected]
Subject Line: Amelia Rauser

About the Workshop

Artists often approach the history of art looking for motifs they can draw upon in their own art. But the ideas behind the styles are also important for artists today who wish to situate themselves in dialogue with the past. This workshop will present some case studies in the history of art that are relevant for artists today, offering opportunities for sketching, group discussion, and even debate.

Workshop participants should bring a sketchbook and pencils or other drawing materials of their choice.

Dr. Amelia Rauser is professor of art history and co-director of the Humanities Initiative at Franklin & Marshall College, and president of the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture. Educated at the University of California–Berkeley and Northwestern University, she is a specialist in the art and visual culture of 18th-century Europe. Her first book, Caricature Unmasked: Irony, Authenticity, and Individualism in English Prints, was published in 2008, and her second book, Living Statues: Neoclassical Culture and Fashionable Dress in the 1790s—London, Paris, Naples, is forthcoming in 2019 with Yale University Press. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities award for her co-taught humanities course What Is the Examined Life? She has published widely and taught a variety of courses in the arts and humanities.