February - June 2009
Charles Palermo is associate professor of art history at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His work focuses on early- twentieth-century modernism, and he is the author of Fixed Ecstasy: Joan Miró in the 1920s (University Park, 2008) and of numerous articles in October, Art Bulletin, MLN, and other journals. His Clark project analyzes divisions within bodies in Picasso's "Blue"- and "Rose"-period work and uses them to explore themes (ambiguity between sacred and profane attitudes, etc.) through the work of Paul Gauguin, Paul Verlaine, Charles Morice, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Picasso.