This Spring, for the fourth year running, the Art History Department organized the Lost Art Contest and Symposium. Throughout the year, students submitted their own reconstructions of lost works of art or processes based on written descriptions and art historical research. Thirteen finalists were selected from those projects that best reflected their respective cultures through both the artistic visual representation and an accompanying written statement. The work was exhibited at the symposium on April 13 and the students presented their projects to an audience of peers and an interdisciplinary panel of judges, representing both the Fine and Liberal Arts. Winners included senior Illustration major Leslie Wright (Best in Show) for her Cubist painting after Picasso, junior Animation major Melissa Cordova (Best Artwork) for her Sophie Taeuber-Arp marionette, and senior Sculpture major Danny Ashby (Best Written Work) for his recreation of Salvador Dali’s paranoiac critical method.
Now accepting submissions for 2013! Contact Professor Emily Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.