Crow & de Chassey in dialogue at the Paris Center

Thomas_Crow_Paris_center_dialogue3On October 10, 2013, the Paris Center of the Terra Foundation for American Art welcomed distinguished art historians Thomas Crow (left), professor at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and Éric de Chassey, director of the Académie de France à Rome—Villa Médicis, for a discussion about painter Mark Rothko. Crow delivered a talk entitled “Mark Rothko’s Breakthrough and the Art of Medieval Europe,” which examined the artist’s transition from figurative to abstract painting, particularly the influence of his friend Meyer Schapiro’s work on the Romanesque abbey of Silos. Listen to Crow’s presentation and de Chassey’s response below. (You must have Java enabled to hear the audio, which is 1 hour 10 minutes long.)