One Flesh… Two (Wise) Fools

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1. No. 2 (2012) Issue Introduction Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard’s provocative essay, “One Flesh… Two (Wise) Fools: Evidence for Artistic Collaboration Between Judith Leyster and Jan Miense Molenaer in Four Festive Paintings,” (below) explores the working dynamic of an artistic couple in seventeenth-century Haarlem. Her proposed pairing of several genre works draws our […]

Merchants, Missionaries and the Allure of India

OPEN INQUIRY ARCHIVE Volume 1, Number 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 Abstract While art historians have begun to acknowledge the debt of medieval and Renaissance art and architecture to Islamic and Chinese sources, somewhat surprisingly, India has been […]