Art History

On April 26, the Institute celebrated the life and work of Irving Lavin with an all-day event that began with a series of scholarly discussions in the morning, followed in the afternoon by personal remembrances....

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On March 1, 2019, Nicola Suthor, Professor in the History of Art at Yale University and Member (2011) in the School of Historical Studies, gave a public lecture titled "Fluidity and Sedimentation in Rembrandt...

On December 12, 2018, Eric Michaud, Directeur d’Études at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and former Member in the School of Historical Studies, gave a public lecture on "The Barbarian Invasions: A Genealogy of the History of Art...

This essay was first presented in Italian in a dialogue with the physicist Tullio Regge, former Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, as the fifth episode in a television series “Dietro lo Specchio,” broadcast...

Most scholarship on Ottoman art takes the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as their focus, the glorious periods of the building of the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, the well-known domed mosques of the architect Sinan, the Iznik pottery, the floral...

Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has co-authored Fred Sandback: Vertical Constructions (David Swirner...

Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has coauthored Amy Sillman: The ALL-OVER (Dancing Foxes Press/Portikus, 2017), a comprehensive overview of artist Amy Sillman's most recent...

Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and Ben Eastham have authored Ed Ruscha: Extremes and In-betweens...

In this public lecture, held at the Institute on May 5, 2017,  Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, focuses on Matisse's use of the bamboo stick in large-scale works and the bodily conception of scale it entails. In a...

The Museum of Modern Art has published Robert Rauschenberg, a catalogue of short essays by eminent scholars, including Professor Yve-Alain Bois, and emerging new writers focus on specific moments throughout...

Les Presses du Reel has published La Peinture comme Modèle, a new French edition of Painting as Model (MIT Press, 1990) by Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, a collection...

Matisse gave two separate accounts of the moment at which he began work on the first version of The Dance, each of them emphasizing the immensity of the surface he had to master, “to possess,” as he put it. In the first version, it is an...