Author Archives: Shira Brisman

Shira Brisman is assistant professor of early modern art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and is currently preparing a second book, The Goldsmith's Claim: German Renaissance Art as Material and Intellectual Property. For the 2020–21 academic year, she is a faculty fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Wolf Humanities Center, which convenes around the research topic "Choice."


Posted on Nov. 4, 2020 by Shira Brisman
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The word "ecology" is a relational term. It speaks to the interdependency of organisms, objects, and systems with their environments. "Ecology" can also be used as a term of advocacy ...

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A woman lies naked on the ground, warmed by the sun. The organic lines of her body echo the color and curves of the stone beneath her, and she seems to merge with her environment. The central image is...

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