Category Archives: Shapiro, Michael E.

From Bellini to Bingham

Rona Goffen discusses her study of the Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini, using his portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan as an example of Bellini’s use of features, light and shade, and patterns to bring out the subject’s intelligence, seriousness, and … Continue reading

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Art and Society

Arthur Danto speaks on contemporary art, focusing on mid-twentieth century artists Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, both of whose literal depictions of objects represent the “transfiguration of the commonplace.” Danto suggests that viewers who find such works confusing can learn … Continue reading

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