On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the Art Academy of Cincinnati hosted the Second Annual Jonathan Riess Undergraduate Art History Colloquium. Students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati and Thomas More College were nominated by their art history professors and presented papers.
Selected presentations included “Motion in Strobridge Circus Posters Parallels the Avant-garde” by Jasmine Akers (AAC Junior); “Cultural Identities and Neo-Orientalism in Kamrooz Aram’s The New Vortex Plunges into the Heart of the Present ” by Nicole Kroger and “Petah Coyne: Narratives in Life and Death” by Hannah Penny (AAC Senior). Nathanael Green (AAC Junior), Betty Hensellek and Matilda Paulin (AAC Senior) also presented their research.
"The Strobridge Circus Posters are beautiful works of art, but their primary goal was originally to draw the public to the circus. My research found that the attempts of these circus posters to describe motion on a two-dimensional plain parallels some well-known artists. These posters were using techniques that were just being experimented with by the most avant-garde of fine artists..." Jasmine Akers, AAC Junior
Dr. Jonathan B. Riess (1947-2006) was a Professor of Art History at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati for 30 years. A scholar of Italian Renaissance art and the English Arts and Crafts movement, Riess was the Director of DAAP’s School of Art from 2000 to 2002 and served for many years as Director of Graduate Studies and Chair of Art History.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
AAC Academic Studies Classroom: N301
10:00 am – 2:00 pm