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Friday 10.23.09

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the masters

Raphael, "La Donna Velata or La Velata (The Woman with the Veil)," c.1516

PAM presents Raphael's Woman With a Veil, on view October 24 - January 3, 2010. On loan from the Medici collection, the museum will be showing "one of the most important paintings of the Renaissance" alone for your curiosity and contemplation.

Exhibition • October 24, 2009 - January 3, 2010
Portland Art Museum • 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811

Francisco Goya y Lucientes, "The sleep of reason produces monsters," c.1798

Reed College is bringing David Rosand to speak on Things Never Seen: Graphic Fantasy and the Dreaming Draftsman. The lecture, happening in conjunction with the Cooley Gallery's ongoing The Language of the Nude: Four Centuries of Drawing the Human Body exhibition, will "address a basic tenet in the long tradition of Western aesthetics: the distinction between fantasia and mimesis." Rosand is a professor of art history at Columbia who specializes in Renaissance visual culture.

Art history lecture • 7pm • October 26
Reed College • 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. • Vollum lecture hall

Posted by Megan Driscoll on October 23, 2009 at 13:26 | Comments (1)


Thanks to PORT for listing the Reed lecture. I was spurned to attend by your listing.

I should have known what was in store when, not ten feet into the Vollum room, hearing the word "juxtapose" uttered in conversation. After finding a seat and listening to the banter beforehand ("Is that Henk Pander?"), someone came on to introduce the lecturer. The introduction was such an over-the-top, over verbose, art-insider word fest, that I was left with a critical decision to make; Either leave now, and avoid having to sit through an hour-plus of this kind of talk, or stay and hope that the lecturer themselves would be a little more down to earth...like, say, the artists that did the work in the first place. After hearing "phenomenology" in the intro, fear won out, and I left before the start.

Someone tell me that the speaker was great and informative and that I missed out on something good, because I'm a little concerned if this is the standard mindset of Art education.

Looking forward to seeing the drawing exhibit at Cooley, and hoping the curators lecture next month comes off a little better. Maybe I'll just skip the intro...

Thanks again PORT for your listings, and letting me comment.

Posted by: Sean Casey [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 28, 2009 08:01 AM

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