November 28 ,
06:30 PM -
Andre Dombrowski, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, specializes in the art and material culture of France, Germany and Britain in the mid to late nineteenth century. His work focuses on cross-national developments in the histories of science, politics, psychology, and sexuality. He has published articles and essays on the art of Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, and Hans von Marees. His book Cezanne, Murder, and Modern Life was published by the University of California Press in 2012. For this lecture, Mr. Dombrowski considers the relationship between Post-Impressionism and the history of modern, industrial time-keeping, focusing in particular on the advent of universal time in 1884 and the serried order of Georges Seurat's pointillist technique developed around the same time. This lecture further proposes new interpretative means for assessing some of the chronometric devices in impressionist criticism written by Jules Laforgue and Felix Feneon. This talk is made possible through the Department of Art and Art History Samuel Silipo '85 Distinguished Visitor Fund, Romance Languages & Literatures Department, and the College of Letters. A followup lecture with the guest speaker will take place in The Center for the Humanities on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:30pm.
41 Wyllys Room 112
Department of Art and Art History, Romance Languages & Literatures, College of Letters