An understanding and appreciation of color is fundamental to art history, and yet our experience of color in the world around us is broadly subjective. Tracing the use and perception of color in past cultures can be even more elusive. However, recent research has taken diverse approaches – from investigating the manufacture of pigments to considering literary descriptions of the workings of the eye – illuminating ancient artworks with dramatic results. The Colloquium considers the power of color in both the ancient Mediterranean and early Latin America.
The Art History Club meets every Wednesday at 4:00 pm -5:00 pm in Everson 148
The Art and Art History Club is open to all art studio and art history majors, minors, and friends. Our purpose is to learn about and discuss all things relating to art and art history. We do this through open discussions at meetings, going on field trips to art museums and galleries, watching art-related movies, selling student-made art, and promoting art education. We are working hard to create an art community among UC Davis undergraduates.