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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

New Artwork Adorns Rinker Health Science Campus

October 16, 2014 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection has officially expanded into the new Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus! Unveiled at the building’s grand opening yesterday, the pieces on display include new collection acquisitions by Kelsey Brookes and Elizabeth Turk, a recent donation by David Kiddie, as well as existing acquisitions by Peter Kogler, and Josef Albers. New

Nate Fors

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  American artist Nate Fors was born in 1955 in Hutchinson, Kansas. While primarily a painter, Fors has expanded his repertoire to include public sculpture, installation, digital prints and video. Presently, Fors lives and works in Kansas City Missouri. Fors earned his Bachelors of Arts in English from Kansas University, and in

William Kentridge

September 20, 2010 by Liliana Leopardi, Ph.D | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  In nearly three decades of work, South African artist William Kentridge has created works of such powerful social and political import that he may justly be considered one of the most important artists alive today. In this delicate lithograph of a sensual nude, the artist wittily references a tradition of female reclining

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