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MemberSónia Duarte

Postgraduate student in Art History with thesis “Images of Music in Baroque Painting in Portugal (1600-1750)”, at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa and PhD Grant Holder Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology) (FCT). Holding a Master in Historical Musicology, by the faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, with dissertation “The Contribution of Musical Iconography in the Painting of the 15th and 16th centuries, both Portuguese and Portuguese-Flemish and Flemish in Portugal, for the Recognition of Musical Practices at that Time: Sources and Models Used in the Painting Atelier”. 

MemberLisa Beaven

I am an art historian  specialising in the art, patronage and urbanism of Rome in the seventeenth century. My project for the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions was on the sensory and emotional reception of baroque religious painting and sculpture but morphed into a study of the rosary from the perspective of the senses. I am also interested in relics, particularly false relics, and the relationship between the Catholic church and antiquarian studies in the seventeenth century. My other major research interest is landscape painting, specifically Claude Lorrain and the ecology of the Roman Campagna in the early modern period.

MemberJames Fitzmaurice

My present research focuses on connections between the visual arts and Margaret Cavendish’s poetry, fiction, and drama. My sense of visual arts is derived from research into painting, prints, and drawings that were available for Cavendish to see when she lived in Antwerp during the 1650s and in England in the 1660s. She thought of herself as a woman who painted in words and sometimes commented on art as it was collected for and displayed in country houses. She and her husband wrote within (and against) traditions of the representation of art and country houses found in the writings of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.

MemberRebecca M Brown

…t. Drawing on both this project and earlier work on nineteenth-century Patna, I developed an article unsettling our understanding of early 19th century Indian painting. My most recent book explores the durations and temporalities at play in galleries and museums by critically situating the many art exhibitions of th…

My research engages in the history of art, architecture, and visual culture of South Asia from the late eighteenth century to the present. I am particularly interested in the tensions and struggles that emerge within visual culture at moments that present themselves as transitional (but usually do not constitute a true “break”)—the early British presence on the subcontinent, the anti-colonial movement of the early twentieth century, the decades after India’s independence in 1947, and the economic and political machinations of the long 1980s. I’ve written on urban space, architecture, cemeteries, amateur lithographs, popular painting, photography, modernist painting and sculpture, film, television, and museum display. Throughout my work I am attentive to the interplay between space and the activities it shapes and enables, as well as the temporality of movement, performance, and duration as embodied by textiles, photographs, paintings, and people. At the core of each of these engagements lies an attentive commitment to visual culture in its materiality, its instability, its active role for history, and its reconstitution in different epistemes under changing political demands.

MemberPrisca Langlais

…M.F.A. 2015 California State University Fullerton, Drawing and Painting, Fullerton, CA

B.A. 2006 Trinity Western University, Studio Art, Langley, BC…

Prisca’s artistic practice includes drawing, painting, video, photography, and sculpture. With her work she is interested in seeing beauty in a motif; out of the ordinary or disorderly. She organizes the motifs to reveal order and balance, which she understands to be beautiful. Her work has recently been shown at Schomburg gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica and the Pomona Museum of Art. Her works are included in the private collection of the AHA Development Group Inc., in Newport Beach, CA. Prisca earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Trinity Western University and her master’s degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in drawing and painting from California State University, Fullerton. In 2013, she won the Alliance Art Tribute grant to study the art of the Renaissance under Professor Domenic Cretara in Florence, Italy. Cretara’s teachings has profoundly impacted her work. Prisca Langlais is a Canadian artist, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MemberRyan Gurney

I am an art historian specializing in the visual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. My research focuses on urban identity and sociopolitical agency as expressed in paintings and prints produced after the Protestant Reformation. ​ My work interlaces visual analysis and political history with urban theory to trace how self-perceptions of our role and worth in urban communities influence our visual enagagement with the world.

MemberAndrew Small

French, poetry, literature, film, cinema, culture, francophonie, Saint-John Perse, Baudelaire, Montaigne, painting, comparative literature, interdisciplinary studies, Rembrandt, Dardenne, Malick, Braque, art book, Heidegger, Dante, literary theory, aesthetics, philosophy, American literature, American poetry, Hollywood, graphic arts, foreign language pedagogy, World English, 

MemberCatherine Burdick

I am currently an assistant professor of art history in the Centro de Investigacion en Artes y Humanidades (CIAH) at the Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. In addition to my interest in viceregal Chilean art and architecture and pre-columbian Maya art, I also research and write about the tensions posed between past and present forms of patrimony. Currently I research the collection of viceregal art that pertains the Museo Colonial de San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, particularly the painted series on the life of San Diego de Alcala.