Giacinto Calandrucci (Italian, 1646–1707), Diana with Two Putti, ca. 1680–85, pen and brown ink over black chalk on laid paper. On extended loan as a promised gift from Mr. John D. Reilly ’63, L1991.031.004
16th and 17th Century Old Master Works on Paper
Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery
April 2–June 23, 2013
The acknowledgment of drawing as fundamental to the creative process, in addition to its status as an independent aesthetic endeavor, has its origin in the Italian Renaissance. By the 1600s, drawings of all types had come to be fully appreciated and collected by artists and connoisseurs alike. While drawings are unique objects, prints are multiple originals. Initially, they developed in tandem with printed texts, replacing illuminated manuscripts. By the 1500s, the printed image gained autonomy from texts and was elevated to a fine art.
The prints and drawings on display here were the subject of a seminar led by Prof. Robert Randolf Coleman. By examining materials, style, and iconography, students learned the role that the physical object plays in understanding works on paper as an aesthetic experience and as a historical document informing us about important social, political, cultural, or theological issues of the day. This exhibition and its accompanying catalog are efforts to share the results of their findings.
Amanda Joseph, MA ’13 candidate, Trailer Tra$h, 2011, oil on gessoboard. Collection of the artist
O’Shaughnessy Galleries and the Milly and Fritz Kaeser Mestrovic Studio Gallery
April 7–May 19, 2013
Sunday, April 7
Opening Reception from 2:00–4:00 p.m. , with awards announced at 3:00 p.m.
This annual exhibition of culminating works by ten seniors and six third-year graduate students in the Department of Art, Art History and Design demonstrates a broad awareness of the themes and processes of contemporary art, and is often provocative.
The artworks range from industrial and graphic design projects and complex multi-media installations to more traditional art forms such as paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramics, and sculpture.
On Sunday, April 7 the Department of Art, Art History and Design awarded the following in the Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium during the opening reception for the exhibition.
Senior BFA Awards
The Emil Jacques Gold Medal of Fine Arts - Brandon Keelean
The Emil Jacques Silver Medal of Fine Arts - Alisa Rantanen
Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Design - Cyril Bennett
Judith A. Wrappe Memorial Prize - Brandon Keelean
William & Connie Greif Award ( Funds available for exhibition supplies and equipment)
Jordan E. Bai Megan R. Malley
Cyril M. Bennett Jacqueline O’Neill
Jacqueline S. Hull Alisa G. Rantanen
Brandon R. Keelean Danielle E. Schneider
Airi Kobayashi Anna M. Young
Senior BA Awards
Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Studio Art - Sade Murphy
Eugene M. Riley Photography Prize - William Bass
Fr. Anthony J. Lauck, C.S.C. Award - Breanna Stachowski
Mabel L. Mountain Painting Prize - Samantha Bradley
Graduate MA/MFA Awards
Radwan and Allan Riley Essay Prize in Art History - Erin Daly “Ruben’s Head of Medusa as an Emblem of Distinction in Early Modern Cabinets of Curiosity ”
Walter R. Beardsley Award selected by the director of the Snite Museum of Art - Justin Barfield
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