Normally, obviously, I talk about old books. But every now and then, I do an episode on old art. Because encountering old art is just as much about reading, interpretation, and attention as reading old books! Today, I’m really happy to welcome Dr. Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt as a guest to talk about the beauty of art and how it forms us in love.
Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis) is an associate professor of art and art history at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. As a biracial Japanese-white woman, she has navigated the joys and tensions of a hybrid identity. Weichbrodt has published on topics ranging from contemporary Black photographers to the patronage of Hawaiian landscape paintings to documentary photographs of Japanse Americans during World War II. She also enjoys writing for general audiences on the intersection of art history, politics, and pop culture.
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