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History Sells

             History Sells (homage to Andy Worhol), 2015. A bookmark. 20.5×5 cm. Toronto

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In the

Noa Yaari,  I Lose Control, 2018. Ink on papr. 21 x 27 cm. Toronto.   Image source – Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (1482-1485): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus#/media/File:Venus_botticelli_detail.jpg

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What Makes Visual Evidence “Evidence”?

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider In April’s post, I asked if – within the industry of creating and communicating historical knowledge – there is any epistemological significance to visual evidence that was photographed by the historian who writes about it. I … Continue reading

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Historians Photograph their Visual Evidence

The visual material in illustrated historiography usually results from a chain of practices, most noticeable are the artistic creation, the photographing of the artwork, and the printing of that photograph in the book. This chain of practices is the industry … Continue reading

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Renaissance Society of America – New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018

At the RSA 2018, I commented on three papers that art historians Dr. Jorge Sebastián Lozano, Dr. Víctor Mínguez Cornelles and Dr. Inmaculada Rodríguez Moya presented in the session: “Between Word and Image: Verbal-Visual Representations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Royal Women,” which I … Continue reading

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Drawing Childhood Memories on Money as a Teaching Tool

The following article was published in Innovatus, York University’s monthly pedagogical newsletter, on January 19, 2018. It describes an art exercise I gave in my tutorials. In the last tutorial of the fall term, students in the History course Making Money drew … Continue reading

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Self Portrait, 2000-2018

Noa Yaari, Self Portrait, 2000-2018. Mixed media, Tel Aviv-Toronto

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The Discovery of Discovery

In the discourse about the rise of pre-modern individualism or the discovery of the individual in pre-modern Europe (ca. 1000-1600), historians are inclined to argue that there was a period of time in which the interest in one’s own self … Continue reading

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Benjamin Lee Whorf

Writes: “[…] for science, poetry, and love are alike in being “flights” above and away from the slave-world of literal reference and humdrum prosaic details, attempts to widen the petty narrowness of the personal self’s outlook, liftings toward Arūpa, toward … Continue reading

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You see,

Noa Yaari, History’s on my Side,  2015

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