Leda, abstract

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 9 (2012) RECONCEIVING LEDA: VIOLENCE, EROTICISM and the UNCONSCIOUS in H.D. and DALÍ by Srishti Krishnamoorthy ABSTRACT Krishnamoorthy’s paper attempts to read two Modernist redactions of the myth of the rape of Leda as made available in the 1918 poem “Leda” by Hilda Doolittle and the 1961 painting Leda’s Swan […]

The Anna Tuels Quilt in the Wadsworth Atheneum

ISSN 2167-8812 Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 8 (2012) The Anna Tuels Quilt in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT:  Stylistic, Technical, and Historical Considerations  By Lilian H. Zirpolo In 2008-2009 the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, hosted an exhibition titled Who Was Anna Tuels? Quilt Stories, 1750-1900.[Note 1]  The exhibition centered on the Anna […]

Volume 1 (2012)

Vol. 1, No. 1  (2012)    “Merchants, Missionaries and the Allure of India: Speculations on Cross-Cultural Contact and Artistic Exchange in the Middle Ages” by Robin O’Bryan. (Full-text issue is available here.) Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012)    “One Flesh… Two (Wise) Fools: Evidence for Artistic Collaboration Between Judith Leyster and Jan Miense Molenaer in Four Festive Paintings” by […]

Tuels Quilt, abstract

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 8 (2012) THE ANNA TUELS QUILT IN THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT:  Stylistic, Technical, and Historical Considerations by Lilian H. Zirpolo ABSTRACT This article deals with a quilt created in 1785 that is in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. The quilt has been assumed to have been […]

Revisiting Bonnard’s Japonisme, abstract

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 7 (2012) Revisiting Bonnard’s Japonisme by David E. Gliem ABSTRACT Art historians have thoroughly investigated the role that Japonisme—generally speaking, the influence of Japanese culture (especially visual art) on Western art—played in the emergence of the many formal idiosyncrasies seen in the work of avant-garde artists since the mid-nineteenth […]

Revisiting Bonnard’s Japonisme

ISSN 2167-8812 Open Inquiry Archive  Vol. 1, No. 7 (2012) Revisiting Bonnard’s Japonisme  By David E. Gliem In 1888 Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), along with the artists Edouard Vuillard, Paul Sérusier, Maurice Denis, Paul Ranson, Henri-Gabriel Ibels and the scholar Auguste Cazalis, formed a coterie and called themselves the Nabis, a name based on the Hebrew […]

What Makes These Things Kiowa?

ISSN 2167-8812 Open Inquiry Archive.  Vol. 1, No. 6 (2012) What Makes These Things Kiowa?  By Bradley A. Finson Regarding the Kiowa articles in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH) collections, former Assistant Curator of Ethnology Jason Jackson asked a question: “What makes these things Kiowa?” The same question was posed to an […]

What Makes These Things Kiowa?

OPEN INQUIRY ARCHIVE Vol. 1, No. 6 (2012) What Makes These Things Kiowa? by  Bradley A. Finson ABSTRACT After confinement to the reservation in 1874, the Kiowa were subjected to extremely harsh conditions. Men’s art became nearly non-existent, as the impetus for this had been eliminated. Like many Native peoples, the Kiowa were left with […]

Call for Papers: The Legacy of Joseph Campbell

Rapture’s Path: The Legacy of Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth A theme issue of Open Inquiry Archive Deadline for abstracts: July 15 DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15, 2012 Description: As Joseph Campbell famously said: “Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.” Open Inquiry Archive, a scholarly web-based interdisciplinary journal focused on […]

Disinterested Pleasure and Aesthetic Autonomy

Open Inquiry Archive.  Vol. 1, No. 5 (2012) ISSN 2167-8812 Disinterested Pleasure and Aesthetic Autonomy in Georg Forster’s Voyage ‘round the World . by Sally Hatch Gray Part I. Introduction A twenty-one-year-old Georg Forster (1754-1794) began Voyage ‘round the World (1777), his astounding account of his travels aboard the Resolution and Captain James Cook’s second circumnavigation […]