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The Art History Student Association Presents

Art Flash

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Meet the Department:

Sean E. Roberts

Assistant Professor of Art History What spurred your interest in art history? Did you know it was something you always wanted to pursue? Well, my father is a painter and printmaker, and Ive always been exposed to art at a very early age. I was always brought to gallery openings and museums for as long as I can remember, it was always a part of my life. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do I really always enjoyed writing and I always had a talent for writing. I thought about English literature and history at first, but I always found I had a lot to write about art.
If you could go back in time and meet one of the great Renaissance masters who would it be? Definitely Andrea Mantegna. Why? First, and foremost, because my own work is so involved in the history of printmaking and we know so little about the earliest prints made. Being able to observe the process of whether he engraved them himself or whether he paid people to engrave them is one reason. Another reason is because he was just such a favorable artist. He had a strong personality and was a total thug who exerted a fanatical degree of art production. Any major accomplishments? I just completed my fourth coming book called Printing a Mediterranean World hopefully forth coming next year.

Meet The Board:

Alex Akmakji, Secretary

Junior, Art History and Biology

Favorite Painting: The Swing - Fragonard Interested in: Rococo Favorite Art Quote: I see the art in science and the science in art. Why I Choose Art History: One can gain an understanding of time periods from both a sociocultural and political aspect while appreciating the skillful creative side of human nature.

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