Writing on Still Life
In this interactive online discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 15, art history graduate students Alejandro Octavio Nodarse (Harvard University) and Sara Petrilli-Jones (Yale University and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) will examine a still-life drawing by Margaretha de Heer, "Still Life of Flowers and Small Animals on a Ledge" (1642). This session will consider the relationship between looking, describing and imagining. Prompted by De Heer’s drawing, the hosts will ask a series of questions: how might such a work engage the senses? What responses—individual and collective—does it elicit? How has the artist’s gender played a role in the creation and reception of the work? All participants will be invited to share their responses through conversation and writing. Register online.