Dr. Childers publishes essay on paintings of the Patna opium factory

Professor Hope Childers of the Art History Division recently published an essay on Indian representations of the 19th-century opium trade: “Spectacles of Labor: Artists and Workers in the Patna Opium Factory in the 1850s.” She considers depictions of labor at the factory, particularly in a set of nineteen paintings by Indian artist Shiva Lal, a so-called Company Painter in the Patna School, producing artworks for British patrons. She contrasts this set against a well-known series of prints by Walter Sherwill that also show factory scenes, but which cast the labor in a very different light. Widely published as mere illustrations of opium history, but overlooked by art historians, the set by S

Take a look at Meghen Jones's article, published in July 2017

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Meghen Jones, for her latest publication: “Hamada Shōji, Kitaōji Rosanjin, and the Reception of Japanese Pottery in the Early Cold War United States” (Design and Culture 9:2, July 2017). Jones’s essay concentrates on how ceramic craft in Japan influenced American potters, and changed modern art through history. More information can be found in the link below:

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