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Department ofArt and Art History


Student Publications in the Bowdoin Journal of Art

Featuring Art History Students Alex McCarty '18, Persia Liu '22 and Alex Quan '21

Featuring Art History Students Alex McCarty '18, Persia Liu '22 and Alex Quan '21

We are thrilled to acknowledge the outstanding work of our art history students. Alex McCarty '18 wrote “A Collision of Titans: An Analysis of Antonio Canova and Napoleon Bonaparte,” in a course he took from Professor Kathleen Maxwell. The Bowdoin Journal of Art accepted this work for publication in 2016. His article looks at the reciprocal relationship between Antonio Canova, the leading neoclassical sculptor of his time, and his patron, Napoleon Bonaparte. Alex now lives in New York and is pursuing an MA degree in Art History at the City College of New York.

Persia Liu '22 wrote “Chinoiserie at the Royal Pavilion,” also for Professor Maxwell, and it too, recently appeared in the Bowdoin Journal of Art, in 2020. Persia's paper examines the famous Royal Pavilion, built for King George IV, in terms of chinoiserie, an umbrella term for the hybrid styles, in this case resulting from European appropriation of the art and culture of Persia, India, China, and Japan. The Bowdoin Art Society publishes this peer-reviewed journal, which so far features scholarly work by undergraduates from colleges and universities in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Alex Quan '21 extends these distinguished efforts in his “From Copies to Curriculums: The Stylistic and Ideological Evolution of Medieval Medical Manuscripts in the Schola Medica Salernitana,” which has been accepted by the Columbia Journal of History, a peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by the Columbia University History Council.

Congratulations to our student scholars!