Art & Art History
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, February 17 - April 14, 2012.
Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College.
The history of the senses has been a topic of growing interest across the social sciences and humanities in recent years. There are now individual anthologies devoted to smell, touch, taste, sound, vision- and even the elusive “Sixth sense”- with contributions by scholars in disciplines as varied as art history, anthropology, psychology, and music. While the theme of the senses might seem to be a natural topic for art historians to explore, it remains a relatively novel theme in studies of modern and contemporary art. [from Introduction by Elizabeth Lee]
Table of Contents
Introduction / by Elizabeth Lee
Calculating the Image: The Science of Seeing Art / by Sarah Winner
Look, But Don’t Touch: Vision as the Primary Sense in Art Interaction / by Danielle Kelly
Evoking Taste through the Agricultural Scene / by Diane Morales
The Transformation of Taste in Popular Culture / by Samantha Chappell
Smelling the Fresh and the Rotten: Olfactory Experiences in Art / by Jen Rokoski
The Soundscape of Modern New York / by Peter Bilali
Audible Silence / by Norah Maxwell
The Culture of Touch / by Rachel Lyons
Sexuality and Touch / by Julia David Heydemann
Lee, Elizabeth, et al. Exploring the Senses: Beyond the Frame. Carlisle, Pa.: The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, 2012.