Isabelle Bonzom is a painter of the flesh. She will discuss her research, both as a painter and a scholar, on the representation of the flesh based on two iconographic characters: Judith and Salomé. Through dramatic images showing women with male heads, Bonzom will talk about the cutting of body, image and composition. She will examine how Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Gentileschi and Klimt treat those subjects and how Brancusi, Matisse and Fischl evoke the question.
Born in France, Isabelle Bonzom views painting as a living body. She is primarily concerned with revealing relations between the matter and the image. Bonzom is also one of the rare contemporary artists to master buon fresco. She has authored a reference book on the art and technique of fresco, and since 1989 she has been a lecturer at the Pompidou Center in Paris.
All lectures are free and open to the public, so bring a friend!
Next up: Hilary Harkness, Tuesday September 21
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The NYAA Library has the following resources available exclusively for NYAA students.
- 12 related books including Artemesia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Art, Salome, la Belle Dame Sans Merci, and The Body in Pieces: Fragment as Metaphor for Modernity
- Additional titles on Gentileschi, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Klimt, Fischl, Brancusi, and Matisse
- Electronic access to 27 related scholarly articles through Gale and ProQuest
- 253 images in ArtStor image database, collected in the Isabelle Bonzom image group for easy retrieval