Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 6

Today the students arrived! Coming from all corners of the globe, our class met at the Résidence Pension du Palais in the 6th arrondissement. Situated in one of Paris’s most charming neighborhoods, the quarter is full of boulangeries, student cafes … Continue reading

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June 7

We met in our lecture room at the pension and began with an overview of the themes of the course. Pairing images of artistic work with the course readings and discussion, the morning lecture reviewed overall themes and concepts of … Continue reading

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June 8

In the morning our lecture at the pension, focused on the effect and role of Photography in the Modern Era. The camera, invented in 1829, was still a relatively new medium in terms of artistic creation and production.  While early … Continue reading

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June 9

We toured the city today with architecture Professor Ulrike Kasper. Meeting at the Opera Garnier, we began our walking lecture with a discussion of Baron Haussmann’s design of “modern” Paris. With Ulrike we walked through the covered glass passages of … Continue reading

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June 10

Today we had a lecture at The Musée d’Orsay by Art Historian Anne Catherine Abecassis.  Anne Catherine situated us in this former train station, built for the Universal Exposition of 1900, at the advent of the electric engine. In the … Continue reading

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June 11

Anne Catherine continued her lecture today at the Pompidou Center. This contemporary art museum located in the center of Paris provided the background for the continuation of our lecture on modern painters. Looking at the paintings of Matisse, Delaney, and … Continue reading

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June 13

We were given a tour of the studio of musician and installation artist Jacques Remus today. He works in the Frigos studio, a building that houses over 25 artists on the outskirts of Paris. Originally built after WWI to provide … Continue reading

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