“Art in Focus” Podcast: “Nature’s Mirror” with Communication Professors Celeste Wells and Marcus Breen

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present our new podcast, Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a new perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. Each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” as both historic records and living objects that trade in today’s cultural and economic capital.

For the second episode of Art in Focus, we have invited Professors Celeste Wells and Marcus Breen from the Communication Department. Each professor was asked to choose a single piece from Nature’s Mirror, and share anything and everything that strikes them as interesting or curious. They chose the works featured here.

Spilliaert, Scene of War
Léon Spilliaert (1881 Ostend-Brussels 1946), “Scene of War,” 1917, india ink, brush, and watercolor on paper, Collection of Jean and Howartd LeVaux
Verboeckhoven, Mountainous Landscape with Bridge
Eugèbe-Joseph Verboeckhoven (1799 Comines-Warneton-Schaerbeek 1881), “Mountainous Landscape with Bridge,” n.d., oil on paper, laid down on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Whitney Collection, promised gift of Wheelock Whitney III, and purchase, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McVeigh, by exchange, 2003.42.55

 

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