Carol Armstrong will be in conversation with Joanna Fiduccia at Yale University to celebrate the launch of Painting Photography Painting, her essential first collection of essays that bring together writings on French painting, early photography, feminist theory and the representation of women and gender across nineteenth and twentieth century art history.
Wednesday 25 October
Loria Center for the History of Art
190 York Street
06511 New Haven, CT
The event will be available via livestream here
About Painting Photography Painting
Painting Photography Painting is the essential first collection of essays by critic and theorist Carol Armstrong, bringing together writings encompassing the many inflection points of her academic work, including French painting, early photography, feminist theory, and the representation of women and gender in the visual arts. In the book’s titular essay, Armstrong asks of Ellen Gallagher’s 2008 painting An Experiment of Unusual Opportunity, which depicts a barely-visible sea creature created out of ink, graphite, oil, varnish, and variously sliced paper, ‘in what sense is this a painting exactly?’ This enquiry into the very essence of the medium provides a thread that runs throughout the book’s wide-ranging essays and ties together a variety of works on paper ‘inscribed, drawn, printed, photographed, and variously pierced and punctured’.
Considering these various works, Painting Photography Painting provides a compelling path through Armstrong’s decades of writing, weaving together figures from across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Cézanne, Ellen Gallagher, Georges Seurat, Julia Margaret Cameron, Tina Modotti, and Diane Arbus in a single, illuminating volume.
Find out more and order copies here