The Ends of Portrayal: One Hundred Years of Modern Portraiture, 1850-1950 September 13, 2003, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Trabant Center Theatre, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
This one day symposium will explore the development of portraiture in the visual arts during a period of rapid change when ideas of human
subjectivity, identity, and individuality were being redefined and new
media, formats, and uses challenged earlier traditions of portraiture. All speakers will present new research and there will be ample time for
responses and questions from the formal respondents and the audience. The symposium is free and open to the public.
The organizer of the symposium, Professor Margaret Werth, and University of Delaware faculty Professors Nina Kallmyer and Michael Leja will be respondents to the talks. The speakers are Elizabeth Siegel, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago, speaking on American carte de visite portraits; Susan Sidlauskas, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, on color and portraiture; Jeffrey Weiss, Curator and Head, Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, on Picasso's portraits of Fernande; Catherine Soussloff, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, on Viennese art history and portraiture; Brigid Doherty, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Princeton University, on a wedding portrait by George Grosz; and Leesa Rittleman, Assistant Professor of Art History, Hartwick College, on German national identity in the portrait photobooks of Sander, Lerski and Lendvai-Dircksen.
The Department of Art History
University of Delaware
318 Old College
Newark, DE 19716-2516
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