Of Pioneering Czech Modernist Will Be Subject Of Talk At U.Va.
5, 2001 -- Patricia Leighten, professor of art history
at Duke University and a leading scholar of late 19th
century and early 20th century art and culture, will
speak on "Gender, Politics and the Art of Frantisek Kupka,"
on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Campbell Hall Room 160. The 5:30 p.m. talk
will be followed by a reception in Fayerweather Gallery.
a Czech symbolist and modernist, who worked in Paris, was among
the pioneers of abstract art and one of the first completely nonrepresentational
research focuses on the relationship between visual culture and
both the politics of representation and the politics of interpretation.
She is the author of "Re-Ordering the Universe: Picasso and
Anarchism, 1897-1914," "Art, Anarchism and Audience in
Avant-Guerre Paris" and (with Mark Antliff) "Cubism and
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298