Tuesday, October 28th at 6:45pm
Searching for the Southern Frontier
Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels
In the Travels, William Bartram paints an eloquent picture of the wilderness landscape of the eighteenth century South. The “sublime scenes of primitive nature” he encountered on his four year journey can be difficult to imagine today. Inspired by Bartram, landscape painter Philip Juras will offer a vision of the southern frontier as Bartram would have experienced it during his famed travels.
Juras will describe how he combines direct field observation with historical, scientific, and natural history research to depict, and in some cases reimagine, landscapes as they appeared before European settlement. His paintings recreate these landscapes for contemporary viewers in much the same way that nineteenth-century American landscape painters like Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran introduced the western frontier to the imagination of eastern audiences.
Study Abroad in China - Maymester 2015
Professor Keith Knapp is planning his Study Abroad trip to China.
More Information will be availble soon.