Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Presenter: Robert Baldwin │ Associate Professor of Art History at Connecticut College
Focusing on Tiffany’s two stained glass windows at the Lyman Allyn– Come unto Me and Saint Cecilia, this talk will discuss the nexus of spirituality, nature, gender, and the arts in the windows of Tiffany. Few artists of the day did more to translate Christian themes into landscape imagery, especially paradisiacal gardens and sublime wilderness scenes featuring sacred rivers, trees of life, eternal sunsets, and spiritual pathways.
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Robert Baldwin has been teaching Art History at Connecticut College since 1985. His greatest expertise lies with European art from the late Middle Ages through the Baroque (1300-1700), but his courses and research also includes eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art. Of particular interest are themes tied to gender, nature, and music. His published articles cover Van Eyck, Piero, Grünewald, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, and Kandinsky. These publications can be found on Robert’s website along with two hundred unpublished essays, his dissertation, fifty thematic bibliographies, and some of his extensive art photography: www.socialhistoryofart.com. He has created three, unpublished anthologies of primary text writings on Gender (c. 6,500 pages), Nature (3,800 pages) and Music (c. 2,000 pages). Drawing on 130,000 images of Western art scanned, downloaded, or photographed on site since 1974, Robert has created an archive of Western Art by Subject Matter which encompasses 60,000 images in 2,800 PowerPoint slide shows by subject.