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Paul Duro

July - August 2002

Paul Duro is professor of visual and cultural studies and chair of the art and art history department at the University of Rochester.  At the Clark he will pursue his project, Joseph Wright of Derby and the Pictorial Sublime, challenging the division of painting into traditional subject categories and the received ideas associated with the operation of the pictorial sublime in eighteenth-century art.  His previous work on ancien régime aesthetics includes The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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