On Monday, Feb. 1, Larry Silver the Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a lecture on "India Ink: Europe's Earliest Views of the Subcontinent." Silver will speak at 7:30 p.m.
Over his academic career, Silver's research has focused on painting and other visual art forms in Northern Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation. His publications include a biography of the eccentric medieval Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch and a look at religious imagery in Rembrandt's work. His lecture will focus on the imagery and travel guides highlighting European perceptions of India that entered the hands of Europeans during the 1500s. Silver has taught at the University of California-Berkeley, Northwestern University, Smith College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Silver's visit to Beloit is part of the 60th anniversary year of Phi Beta Kappa's "Visiting Scholars Program." Silver's talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Lounge, located inside Pearsons Hall at the center of the Beloit College campus. His talk is free and open to the public. Public parking is readily available on College Street and along cross streets to the east of campus.