Art and Propaganda

The German Historical Museum in Berlin with its new exhibition ‘Kunst und Propaganda’ (Art and Propaganda) has grown quite popular at ECLA in the last weeks. First the ‘Continental Aesthetics’ class visited this exhibition in order to better understand the conventions of art at the time Heidegger was writing and how art changes its nature

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Simple Poetry

“He questioned softly why I failed? ‘For beauty’, I replied. ‘And I for truth’, – the two are one;” (Emily Dickinson, I Died for Beauty) The Yellow House (home of ECLA’s President Laurent Boetsch and his wife Elizabeth) hosted our community again, for what is now a tradition at ECLA –Poetry Night. Students selected and

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David Levine: Installation Art at ECLA

On Thursday the 25th of January students participating in the Installation Art class shared their projects with the community. This being their first exhibition, the students channelled their enthusiasm into (as many of them later described it) “the perfect opportunity to express creativity”. According to David Levine, the course tutor, the class presents students with

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Maths at ECLA: I Think Therefore i Is

During the second week of the Winter term, ECLA hosted Steve Maurer, a professor of mathematics at Swarthmore College, near Philadelphia in the USA. Prof. Maurer’s task was twofold: to discuss with faculty and students ways in which mathematics might be integrated into the ECLA curriculum and to test run two introductory seminars which could

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ECLA Guest Lectures: Lynn Catterson on “Renaissance Style and the Antique”; Denise Budd on “Medici Patronage”

The art historical component of ECLA’s Academy Year core course on Renaissance Florence was inaugurated in style on the 9th of January with a pair of lectures by Lynn Catterson and Denise Budd, both scholars of Renaissance art visiting from the United States. Professor Catterson, who teaches at Columbia University, has written on fifteenth-century Florentine

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