Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints will be at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center September 20-December 15, 2013, focused on prints inspired by Japan’s seminal tale
Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints is the first exhibition outside Japan focused on prints inspired by Japan’s seminal eleventh-century tale, which continues to influence everything from paintings, prints, short stories, plays, and operas, to movies, symphonies, manga, video games, and anime. This exhibition of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century works will be at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center September 20-December 15, 2013.
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- Physics: An Antidote for Anxiety? Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. On October 24, Professor Jenny Magnes of the physics department kicked off this year’s Artful Dodger series—now taking place at 5:00 on Thursdays during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb—with a talk about Ross Bleckner’s Symbols of the Sun and Other Planets. The painting is from the permanent collection and was recently included in the Art Center’s summer exhibition, Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection. In her interpretation of the painting, Magnes focused on the concept of complementary spaces in physics and explained how these types of spaces can be used to overcome drama in everyday life. Magnes began her talk by describing her first impressions of the painting. She saw the composition at first as situating her at the bottom of a well—with the bright circle at the center of the composition as light radiating down from an outside world she could not reach. In order to understand or allay her feelings of anxiety associated with this reading of the work, Magnes decided to use her background in physics to break the picture down into quantifiable sections and lines. In counting out the concentric [...]
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