Take a Virtual Journey to Winslow Homer’s Man vs. Sea Exhibit, April 30

Take a Virtual Journey to Winslow Homer’s Man vs. Sea Exhibit, April 30

Philip Eliasoph, PhD, a Fairfield University professor of visual and performing arts, will embark with guests on a virtual visual journey of Winslow Homer's nautical scenes, exploring the symbolism and themes of post-Civil War positivism.

Please join Philip Eliasoph, PhD, professor of visual and performing arts in Fairfield’s College of Arts & Sciences, on Thursday, April 30 at 4 p.m. for a richly visual journey to witness how Winslow Homer depicted an emerging sense of national identity for 19th-century America. Dr. Eliasoph's virtual presentation will survey the American master's majestic, nautical scenes and explore the symbolism of the values and themes of post-Civil War positivism.

Canvases to be highlighted reflect the virtues of courage, endurance, and individualism as Homer's art thematically defines Manifest Destiny and the identifying characteristics of American versus European painting. The historic St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco, host to the 2013 America's Cup, invited Dr. Eliasoph to give an earlier version of this talk in 2018.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Eliasoph was the recipient of the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Independent & Emerging Media in 1986. He has published several books on American realism, and was recently featured in Art in America magazine reviewing a Magic Realist exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. In 2017, Dr. Eliasoph was invited by The New York Times to curate a weekly online blog about arts and visual culture, posting his internationally read blog on The Times' platform.

Registration is limited for this interactive, online classroom presentation. Register here.

Visit fairfield.edu/alumnievents to learn about other online experiences.

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Last modified: 04-24-20 10:12 AM

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