Caspar David Friedrich, Gerhard Richter: Painting in the State of Becoming
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:30pm
Karen Lang is an associate professor of art history at the University of Southern California's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her primary focus is on modern German art and aesthetic theory, and her book, Chaos and Cosmos: On the Image in Aesthetics and Art History (Cornell University Press, 2006), examines the conceptual foundations of the discipline of the history of art. Lang's talk will explore the relationship between Friedrich and Richter and show how Richter's understanding of artistic tradition dovetails with the implications of Nietzsche's philosophy. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department.