Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Sources of Nature in the Visual Arts
  • Adult Class
  • 6/8/2011
  • 13:30-14:45
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
What are some of the relationships between art and the natural world? How does nature inform the visual arts, and in what ways do art works give meaning to nature? Focusing on specific works in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art, such as Bernard Palissy’s "Rustic Basin" (c. 1570-90) or Grant Wood’s "Near Sundown" (1933), this session explores various questions and ways of understanding some of the many connections and ideas about art and nature across different historical and cultural moments.