Lecture | David Pullins on the Shape of Painting

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on February 28, 2017

Of note for anyone in the Boston area next Tuesday; from Harvard:

David Pullins | The Shape of Painting: Eighteenth-Century Departures from the Rectangle
Harvard University, Cambridge, 7 March 2017

unnamedInformed by questions asked explicitly by twentieth-century painters (Johns, Stella, Murray) about the relationship between image and support, this talk engages with the wildly irregular formats produced in response to decorative programs in eighteenth-century France. While developing an historical understanding of the conditions that produced this pervasive (yet entirely unstudied) category of painting, the talk’s primary aim is to address what can be learned about the crises and limits of painting through this early modern departure from the rectangle. Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 5:00pm, Barker Center 133.

David Pullins is a Lecturer at MIT.

Image: Jacques de Lajoüe, Optics, ca. 1734 (private collection).






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