The Exquisite Corps Michelle K. Ingrid Vahan Vahan
<ul><li>Lecturer in Classics </li></ul><ul><li> Fellow & Director – </li></ul><ul><li>Studies in Classics at Emmanuel College </li></ul><ul><li>Widely published </li></ul><ul><li>Host of the BBC’s “How Art Made the World” </li></ul>Dr. Nigel Spivey
“ ...your excellent descriptions of how art has had such a profound influence on the world has compelled us to ask you one important question: would it be possible for you to participate in a video conference?” Two students composed a letter to Dr. Spivey on their Metro-link commute xxxx xxx
Merlin and Picasso Via text: Ms. Rusch, I’m at MOMA. What’s the name of that Picasso with the backwards naked women?
“ Brilliantly reminiscent of many beautiful elements of old master paintings- such as the perspective in The Last Supper, while also containing the dynamic movement of Caravaggio and the intense lighting and twisted figures of the Baroque period.” Student Caption…
Exquisite Corps Please begin to list potential questions for Dr. Spivey. Submit only respectful questions about his career, research and travels. Come to Nigelfest film festival during lunch to get ideas and watch the films in the series you might have missed. LR The prompt…
Their Questions Develop… “ This is a partial list of questions in the works that we all have so far: 1) What compelled you to study art history? 2) What would say would be the most important thing you have learned through studying art history? 3) Personally, what is your favorite type of art from a culture group or single person; whether is be ancient or contemporary? 4) Were you ever interested in creating art yourself? 5) When you were growing up, did you want to be an art historian? 6)What more do you think art historians can do for the world, besides teach future art historians? 7)How did you get into the study of art history? 8) What events led you the realization that it was your calling? 9)While studying art abroad, what is the most interesting thing you have experienced? 10) How do you research for your revolutionary ideas and discoveries on art history? 11) How does traveling to actual sites change your view on art history, rather than just looking at images in a book?” They Self Edit! “ #s 5, 7, and 8 seem a little redundant and can probably be combined into one or two questions. This is a combo of a bunch of people's questions. What do you think/How should we edit them? What more can be asked? Also, how many questions can we have? We don’t want to take too much of O' Great Nigel's time.”