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Published critical analysis of varied works of art and artists
A selection of short essays written for the Torrance Art Museum. This program was started during the pandemic to produce engagement with the public that was no longer allowed to visit the museum in person. "Staff Picks" is a series of brief yet scholarly short essays written by different members of the the museum staff to educate the the public about artists, movements, or works of art. Below are a selection by Hope Ezcurra:
ONE MARCH, FOUR WORKS OF ART
The below is the product of a semester long research project I was assigned by a very thoughtful Art History professor, James Scarborough, during my studies at CSUDH. The class was asked to research an artist from anytime in the period of early art history that was covered by the course and imagine a conversation with them. I chose to research upper paleolithic Venus statues, and envisioned the conversation as a mock magazine interview with the imagined artisan of the Venus of Hohle Fels, the earliest surviving example of these artifacts.
YASSS Paleo queen
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