Messerschmidt, the Hogarth of Sculpture

February 26th, 2011 Comments Off on Messerschmidt, the Hogarth of Sculpture

Dr. Michael Yonan will be visiting the department on March 4 to give two talks about Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, the eighteenth-century German sculptor. He will first speak to Dr. Benjamin Harvey’s Art History II class about the sculptor (11.00 a.m.) and then address the CAAD Friday Forum (12.00 p.m.), where he will give a talk called Messerschmidt, The Hogarth of Sculpture. Both will take place in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium (Giles Hall) and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Yonan is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri and a leading historian of Central European art. His book Empress Maria Theresa and the Politics of Habsburg Imperial Art will shortly be published by The Penn State University Press; and he is the co-editor of Ashgate’s The Cultural Aesthetics of Eighteenth-Century Porcelain. He is currently the editor of Ashgate’s The Histories of Matieral Culture and Collecting, a series that “seeks to illuminate the intersections between material culture studies, art history, and the history of collecting.”