11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Art History

Richard Neer bio

Painting as a Way of Life: The Blind Orion of Nicolas Poussin

Mandel Hall, 1135 East 57th Street

Professor Neer will discuss a painting by the 17th century French artist Nicolas Poussin, entitled Blind Orion Seeking the Sun (1658), and its relation to early modern ideas of selfhood, skepticism and science. Richard Neer is David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities, Art History and the College.