Written by DAC Jim Dine Intern Rebecca Wilton ’15 Giovanni Battista Piranesi is known for his prolific work documenting the landscape of Rome – both his contemporary city of the 1700s and its storied ruins from antiquity. The Davison Art Center already has many examples of the detailed etchings and engravings that reveal his talent […]
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Contributed by FDAC Board Member Sharifa T. Lookman ’17 One of the most important things I have learned as an art history major is that reproductions of artwork, whether in books or online, will never capture even a fraction of an artwork’s identity. A reproduction can’t convey the physicality of an object, especially its size, […]
Contributed by FDAC Board Member Sharifa T. Lookman ’17 Recently the Wesleyan University Davison Art Center was given seven photographs by the influential American photographer and teacher, Harry Callahan (1912-99). Callahan is best known for his precise prints that quote the everyday: a window, a cityscape, or a woman’s face mid-speech, but with an […]