Prints from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection Now on Display in the Art History/Classics Library

We are delighted to announce that a new exhibition of art borrowed from the Library’s Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) is now on display in the hallway of the Art History/Classics Library.  Amongst a number of noteworthy prints you will find a 16th C. view of Rome’s Palatine Hill from the workshop of the Antwerp-based Hieronymus Cock, a 19th C. landscape by renowned Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige Ando, one of Chagall’s many depictions of “lovers”, one of Le Corbusier’s La main ouverte (Open Hand) lithographs, and the serigraph Untitled, Trees with Mattress by Carrie Mae Weems.  Please come and see them for yourself!

 

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Art History/Classics Library Orientation Sessions

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Art History/Classics Library orientation sessions
Please join us for a brief tour of our subject library, as well as an orientation of our online resources. All are welcome! This would be especially useful for all transfer students and new Art History and Art Practice majors. Feel free to drop in on any of the following dates. We will meet in the Art History/Classics Library (room 308 Doe). We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 5th
2:15-3:00

Monday, September 9th
1:15-2:00

Friday, September 13th
3:15-4:00

 

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September 4: Art For Your Apartment

 

Art for your apartment posterWednesday, September 4
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Morrison Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process.

Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists – from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.


New Books for August in Art History / Classics Library

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

American Art Pottery                                    Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories                        Anatomie: Skoku do Prazdna

Past Time                                                           Nature’s Nation                                           Antipodean Perspective

Unruly Visions                                              The Art of Feminism                                                 South Side Venus


Hands On Artists’ Books: Water, Water Everywhere – 9/13 from 4-6 210 Wurster Hall

Artists’ books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 20 books related to water, its presence and importance, for you to touch, turn pages, and experience.  Wine and light refreshments will be served in the Environmental Design Library Atrium.  hands on 17


Two New Titles from Professor Sugata Ray

Two new books are available from History of Art Professor Sugata Ray.

 

Water Histories

Edited by Sugata Ray, Venugopal Maddipati

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From the Routledge website:

“This book surveys the intersections between water systems and the phenomenology of visual cultures in early modern, colonial and contemporary South Asia. Bringing together contributions by eminent artists, architects, curators and scholars who explore the connections between the environmental and the cultural, the volume situates water in an expansive relational domain. It covers disciplines as diverse as literary studies, environmental humanities, sustainable design, urban planning and media studies. The chapters explore the ways in which material cultures of water generate technological and aesthetic acts of envisioning geographies, and make an intervention within political, social and cultural discourses. A critical interjection in the sociologies of water in the subcontinent, the book brings art history into conversation with current debates on climate change by examining water’s artistic, architectural, engineering, religious, scientific and environmental facets from the 16th century to the present.

This is one of the first books on South Asia’s art, architecture and visual history to interweave the ecological with the aesthetic under the emerging field of eco art history. The volume will be of interest to scholars and general readers of art history, Islamic studies, South Asian studies, urban studies, architecture, geography, history and environmental studies. It will also appeal to activists, curators, art critics and those interested in water management.”

 

Climate Change

Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850

By Sugata Ray

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From the University of Washington Press website:

“In the enchanted world of Braj, the primary pilgrimage center in north India for worshippers of Krishna, each stone, river, and tree is considered sacred. In Climate Change and the Art of Devotion, Sugata Ray shows how this place-centered theology emerged in the wake of the Little Ice Age (ca. 1550–1850), an epoch marked by climatic catastrophes across the globe. Using the frame of geoaesthetics, he compares early modern conceptions of the environment and current assumptions about nature and culture.

A groundbreaking contribution to the emerging field of eco–art history, the book examines architecture, paintings, photography, and prints created in Braj alongside theological treatises and devotional poetry to foreground seepages between the natural ecosystem and cultural production. The paintings of deified rivers, temples that emulate fragrant groves, and talismanic bleeding rocks that Ray discusses will captivate readers interested in environmental humanities and South Asian art history.”

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New Student Art on Exhibit in Moffitt Library

New student artwork is currently on exhibit in Moffitt Library on floors 4 & 5. Congratulations to undergraduate students, Kylie Schmidt, Avery Chung-Melino, Grace Aichen Guo, Isabella Shipley, Katrina Romulo, Serina Chavez, Pin Wei Kaywee Kuo, Cherri Jeong, Yuanzhen Song, and Wendy Zhang!

 

 

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“Essence,” by Grace Guo is among the student art pieces hanging in Moffitt Library, photographed on July 30, 2019. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

 

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“Oil Spill” by Isabella Shipley is among the student art pieces hanging in Moffitt Library, photographed on Aug. 5, 2019. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

 

 

Pictured:

Boy on a Desk
Digital artwork
Katrina Romulo

Essence
Graphite, Marker
Grace Aichen Guo

Polluting Oceans
& The Ocean’s Real Monsters
Katrina Romulo

Oil Spill
Oil Paint on wood panel
Isabella Shipley

Photos: UC Berkeley Library & Lynn Cunningham

 

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August New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Waswo X. Waswo: Photowallah                         Zadkine By the Sea                                                Giacometti

Arte e Magia                                                           Fuseli: Drama and Theatre                                   Traverser la peinture

Medieval Monsters                                                    I am Ashurbanipal                                                Stripped Bare


July’s New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Promote, Tolerate, Ban                                         I Too Sing America                                             Enduring Ideals

The Art of Solidarity                                             Public, Private, Secret                                           Le Jardin Du Paradoxe

Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang                                                Peindre la nuit                                                         Charles White


June’s New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Ida O’Keeffe                                                        Beyond the Pink Tide                                                   Geometries Sud

 

At the Edge of America                                      Fired Up! Ready to Go!                                           All things being Equal

Ver Sacrum                                                         Color Lehmitz                                                        Fotografie der Performance