‘How She Really Is’: God's Eyes and Stella Kramrisch


Friday, 7 December 2012
17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

A European Concoction - Made in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Mewar Region, India, Asia, c. 1760A European Concoction (Made in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Mewar Region, India, Asia, c. 1760. Artist/maker unknown, India. Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver-colored paint on paper, 22.7 x 38.6 cm. 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Alvin O. Bellak Collection, 2004, Philadeplhia Museum of Art.

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Meister (W Norman Brown Professor in South Asian Studies, Department of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania).

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Advance booking not available.

Organised by: Deborah Sutton (University of Lancaster), Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Sarah Turner (University of York).

Stella Kramrisch's long productive life linked the art of India and the West from the 19th to 21st centuries. Through exhibitions, teaching, and scholarship she combined sharp perceptual analysis with a poetic evocation of context. Honored in her lifetime, today who she is and how we perceive her scholarship have become muddled, obscured by new modes of analysis. Clearing our eyes to better understand her contribution is the purpose of this reminiscence.

This event has been made possible by the generous support of the Henry Moore Foundation, University of Lancaster, University of York and RA Association.

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