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user-image: Margaretha Adriaensdr. de Heer

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.


32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Harvard Square


Date & Time

  • Wed Feb 15, 2023

    • 5:00pm - 6:00pm


  • Lectures / Talks
  • Visual Art
  • Historical