Tagged: painting

“Penelope Waiting” by Sassan Tabatabai

Core Professor Tabatabai, in his poem Penelope Waiting, writes: They say: ‘After twenty years, why does she still wait for him? He must have succumbed to Poseidon’s wrath. his bleached bones, on an unknown beach, have become the pelican’s fare.’ To read this poem in its entirety, please visit the Core Office in search of […]

Mozart Portrait Research & Controversy

The Core presents an article by Daniel J. Wakin on the debated topic of Mozart portrait authenticity. The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, have announced their intriguing findings. A sample of the article: “It’s an emotional question,” Ms. Ramsauer said. “Mozart is such a universal genius. Everybody knows him. Everybody takes part of his life.”… One […]

Daily Photo: The Fall of Lucifer Illustrations

  These are drawings by 19th century French artist Paul Gustave Doré, made for Paradise Lost. The first depicts Lucifer trying to hold on to Heaven before he is sent down to hell for inciting a war in the between the angels invariably causing the fall of man. The second shows Lucifer being cast out […]

BPL trip rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Core in the City trip to the Boston Public Library, meant to take place tomorrow afternoon (Friday) has been postponed tor Tuesday, October 4th, from 5-7 PM. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP directly to Prof. Lockwood at  tlock@bu.edu. The tour will meet in the Core office, CAS 119, […]

Analects of the Core: Rembrandt’s self-portrait at age 34

Tomorrow afternoon, the students of CC201 will attend a lecture by Prof. Michael Zell on the art of Dutch master Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. In acknowledgment of this artful inclusion of painting in the second-year Humanities, today’s Analect — suggested by Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS ’12) — is an image rather than a text […]

A new dimension in Van Gogh’s paintings

Over at the Artcyclopedia, edited by John Malyon, a new slideshow has appeared, showcasing versions of 12 paintings by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh which have been digitally manipulated to look like photos of three-dimensional models. In tilt-shift photography, a special lens is used which lends the illusion that a photo is of a […]