LSU Shreveport Department Announces Opening of Art Exhibition
March 24, 2011The Department of Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, and Humanities at LSU Shreveport announces the opening of the exhibition titled 'Journey to the 18th Century,' showing works produced by art students taught by Dr. Sarah Lippert. All members of the university community are invited to view the show, opening from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 28 in the University Center Gallery.
As a class project, students in the art history course have created the artwork and curated the exhibition for a show that revives the artists and styles of the 18th century. Works include recreations by Chardin, Greuze, Goya, Clodion and others. The art includes etching, sculpture, drawing and painting. The exhibition also features descriptions about the artists and their works, written by students in the class who curated the show. Graduate students wrote histories of the 18th century art world for the exhibition's catalogue called the "Salon Livret."
The purpose of the project was to encourage students to learn about what it was like to be an art student in the 18th century. At that time, art students studied first-hand 'Old Master' artworks, and then competed with each other to recreate them. Most of the works in the LSUS show are featured in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art and Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, where LSUS students traveled to study the original artworks in person. Visitors to the show will not only enjoy seeing the artworks, but will learn about the art world of the 18th century.
Media Contact: Dr. Sarah Lippert, 318.797.5314 (email@example.com)