Romantic Art and the Natural Sciences: Focus of Goldberg Lecture on October 20

Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History, University of Iowa, will deliver the fall 2011 Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, October 20, at 4:10 p.m. in room 203 of Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus. Her lecture is entitled Elective Affinities: Romantic Art and the Natural Sciences from Girodet to David d’Angers.

Prof. Johnson’s area of specialization is 18th and 19th century French and European art. She has published articles on Chardin, the Romantic child, Rousseau and landscape painting, myth in French art, David d’Angers, Delacroix and Jacques-Louis David, among others. She is the author of Jacques-Louis David: Art in Metamorphosis (Princeton University Press, 1993), Jacques-Louis David: the Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis (Getty Museum Monograph Series, 1997) and is editor and contributing author of Jacques-Louis David: New Perspectives (University of Delaware Press, 2006). Her latest book, David to Delacroix: the Rise of Romantic Mythology (University of North Carolina Press) appeared in the spring of 2011.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Metered parking is available in front of Cohen Hall by the 21st Avenue South entrance or on 18th Avenue South on the eastern edge of Peabody campus.

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