This coming Friday, February 2nd, Dr. Susan Sidlauskas, Professor of Art History at Rutgers University, will speak on the subject of “An Unlikely Alliance: John Singer Sargent and the Physics of Touch” at American University’s Humanities Lab. Drawn from her book in progress, this talk will relate Sargent’s practice as a portraitist in and around London between 1885 and 1907 to contemporaneous scientific discourses.
John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Madame X, 1884, oil on canvas
Dr. Sidlauskas’s talk is organized by the Humanities Lab’s Medical Humanities Working Group, led by Richard Sha of AU and Keren Hammerschlag of Georgetown University. We hope to see you in the Humanities Lab, at Battelle 228, on Friday at 1 pm!