Monthly Archives: March 2012

  Ivory Sculpture, “Death, Knight and the Devil”  - Artist unknown [German]

One of my favourite pieces at the exhibition is this Ivory Sculpture, "Death, Knight and the Devil",  made in the late 1700s. Artist unknown [German]. This piece carved from Ivory,  copies an image from a famous piece by Albrecht Durer, from 1513. This print was also used by Hieronymus Wierix for his version of...
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James Ensor

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James Ensor - Belgian [ 1860-1949] James Ensor (1860–1949) was a major figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and an important precursor to the development of Expressionism in the early twentieth. (more...)...
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Richard Harris and  Stephen T. Asma

 

Presentation : Curating Monsters and Mortality

by Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia College

Monday, February 27, 2012..

In conjunction with the Morbid Curiosity exhibition, Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia College, provided an illustrated presentation of the history and philosophy of macabre collecting.

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