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Sept. 1, 2006

Art Historian David Carrier Will Present Free Lecture Sept. 14

David Carrier, the Champney Family Professor at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, will present a free lecture at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in Room 116, Art Building West.

Carrier will speak on "Two Representations of Masaniello's Revolt in Neapolitan Paintings."

Carrier is a well-known art critic, art writer and art historian who specializes in art and aesthetics. He is the author of more than 100 articles on a wide range of subjects from the Renaissance to contemporary art. He has written 13 books, including "Principles of Art History Writing," "Writing about Visual Art," "Poussin's Paintings," "High Art: Charles Baudelaire and the Origins of Modernism," "The Aesthetics of the Comic Strip," "Rosalind Krauss and American Philosophical Art Criticism" and "Sean Scully." Carrier has lectured widely nationally and internationally and was recently a Getty Scholar.

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