Jonathan Ribner, associate professor; director of Graduate Admissions, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

Examine diverse attempts to expand the definition of art, including the astonishing Photorealism of Chuck Close and Richard Estes, as well as Minimalism’s reduction of art to its fundamentals.

Related reading: Painting Beyond Pollock, 232-261

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Above: Chuck Close, Paul IV, 2001. 2003.259. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the M. and M. Karolik Fund, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund, Tompkins Collection–Arthur Gordan Tompkins Fund and donated from the Henry and Lois Foster Contemporary Purchase Fund, The Hayden Collection–Charles Henry Hayden Fund, Sophie M. Friedman Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Emily L. Ainsley Fund, A. Shuman Collection–Abraham Shuman Fund, James E. Neill Memorial Fund, Lorna and Robert Rosenberg Fund, Doran Family Fund for Contemporary Artists created in memory of Stephen D. Paine, Robert Jordan Fund, Frederick L. Jack Fund, M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund, Ives Family Fund, Contemporary Curator’s Fund, JoAnn McGrath, and Stephen D. and Susan W. Paine Acquisition Fund for 20th Century and Contemporary Art