During this talk we’ll be taking a look at some significant collaborations between wordsmiths and painters—from medieval times to the present day. In addition to illuminated manuscripts and bestiaries, we’ll have a look at Sandro Botticelli’s drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy, Henri Matisse’s Florilège Des Amours De Ronsard, Salvador Dali’s Alice in Wonderland Suite, Grace Hartigan and Frank O’Hara’s Oranges, Dennis Ashbaugh and William Gibson’s Agrippa, Jeff Vandermeer and Eric Schaller’s The Exchange, Alexis Smith and Amy Gertsler’s Past Lives, Matt Kish’s illustrations of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker’s 7 Rings: An Artist’s Game of Telephone, and Danez Smith and Sam Vernon’s fall poem and the Broadsided Press. Join us on this journey through time to explore extraordinary collaborative projects. You’ll find meaning and relevance from legendary works of the distant past—to contemporary endeavors on timely issues.
Friday, April 9th at 7:30 PM (One hour)
Attendance/Absence/Tardiness Policy: If you are registered for the class, please make every effort to be on time and participate.
Electronic Device Policy: Students are asked to turn ringer tones on their cell phones off during class—and to take any essential calls on their cell phones outside of the virtual classroom.
Meet your Instructor: Jill Kiefer