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Art History Symposium 2017 Chapman's 7th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

April 17, 2017 by Madeline Anderson | Membership & Events

The Art History Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Chapman University Department of Art in collaboration with the Chapman Art History Club. The symposium aims to promote the sharing of academic ingenuity and creativity in the art history discipline. It is the only art historical symposium on the west coast where undergraduates are

Clear-Cut: The Point of Papercuts Recut of the Panel Discussion

November 17, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Last Monday, the Chapman University Art Collections department debuted Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts, a panel discussion on the art of papercuts in Beckman Hall. Papercut artists and professors Jorge Benitez and Reni Gower kicked off the panel with a brief synopsis of the extensive research and international collaboration that was incorporated into the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A

Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Clear-cut panel event  on the art of papercuts, and the exhibition, Geometric Aljamía, focuses on the art of papercutting from diverse cultures around the world. One of these international techniques is known as, “papel picado,” a Mexican style of papercutting that has roots in the country’s ancient history. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Aztec people would use tree bark

Lita Albuquerque

March 7, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Lita Albuquerque was born in 1946 to a single mother, and her art is strongly influenced by her experience growing up without a father figure. However, she also draws influence from the very interesting life of her mother. In the 1930’s, Lita’s mother published her own plays in Paris under a man’s name, all the while

The Art of Writing about Art Part 5: Soo Kim

November 13, 2015 by Elise Jacobsen; Lauren Yamin | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For the final post in The Art of Writing about Art series we turn to the newest work to enter the Escalette Collection: Soo Kim’s hand-cut paper That was because this year will of course go on (2014). Like Mary Corse’s Untitled, with which we began, Kim’s relief sculpture in paper is a study in

The Art of Writing about Art Part 4: Ann Hamilton in Metaphor

November 12, 2015 by Philip Pederson; Jacob Walker | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

With Ann Hamilton’s Warp & Weft II, mundane materials (paper, ink) and mundane subject matter (a textile, drawn thin) expand in the imagination to the level of the sublime. Philip Pedersen (Senior, Screen Acting/English) and Jacob Walker (Senior, Screenwriting/Television) were drawn in by the painterly lithograph’s subtle pull, and attempted to find adequate metaphors to

The Art of Writing about Art Part 3: Baldessari's Discontent? II

November 11, 2015 by Raphaelle Canaan | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Baldessari’s Discontent? II Like Rebecca Malkin, Junior Communication Studies major Raphaelle Canaan also sees discontent in Baldessari’s Accordionist (With Crowd) of 1994. However, in her reading that discontent is counteracted by the accordionist’s autonomy, leading her to argue that the work ultimately has a positive message. Faces in a Crowd Baldessari’s Accordionist (With Crowd) shows

The Art of Writing about Art Part 2: Baldessari's Discontent? I

November 10, 2015 by Grace Jones; Rebecca Malkin | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Baldessari’s Discontent? Part I For their first formal analysis assignment, several students in ART 261 chose to write about John Baldessari’s 1994 lithograph Accordionist (With Crowd). Grace Jones (Freshman, History) explains why determining meaning in Accordionist (With Crowd) is so challenging: “Each face in the “crowd” is concealed by a large, colorful dot, giving viewers

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