Video Category: Visual art

vanities

Vanitas: a matter of life and death 

This talk will look at the theme of ‘vanitas’ (the emptiness of the material world and the presence of death) in the history of art to better understand how past cultures have thought about the impermanence of life and how this type of thinking leads to a greater understanding of a life worth living. 

Black Mountain College

Educating the Future: Black Mountain College 

This talk introduces Black Mountain College, its educational philosophies and how it intended to shape the future of art and learning. We will look at the core of the school’s curriculum specifically focusing on the art and pedagogical work of the school’s first art teachers Anni and Josef Albers.

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