Deconstruction and the Modern Renewal of the Renaissance

Deconstruction and the Modern Renewal of the Renaissance
Written for ART HIS 57 at UCLA with Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black on March 3, 2010
1,518 words

The assignment asked whether or not deconstruction has a place in the study of art history. This was my first essay that dealt with anything related to the theories of art history. I got an A on this assignment, but I must admit, this essay reads like a student trying to think critically and explain cogently ideas that are too complex for the student’s ability. Enjoy?

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The Elements of Flanders in an Anonymous Triptych at LACMA

The Elements of Flanders in the Madonna and Child with Angels; Donor and His Patron Saint Peter Martyr; and Saint Jerome and his Lion Triptych by the Master of the St. Lucy Legend
Written for ART HIS 57 at UCLA with Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black on January 27, 2010.
993 words

This was the first formal analysis I wrote at UCLA. I believe I got an A- from my teaching assistant, Lisa Boutin, who was sweet, patient, and was knowledgeable about the topic. Professor Black made the course material come to life and was instrumental in confirming my personal passion for art history. This was my first art history course, even though I had already declared my major as art history when I applied to UCLA, so it was reassuring and exciting for me to realize that I did make the right decision.

A picture of the work can be found here.

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