Category Archives: My Art

Photos from the Exhibition Infantile History

Infantile History is a group exhibition at the Department of History at York University, featuring children’s and childlike art to examine core questions faced by the discipline of history. It also explores art as an effective tool to delve into … Continue reading

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I think that…

Noa Yaari, I think that I’m a Cerebral Subject! 2016

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Infantile History – Exhibition in the Department of History at York University

Dear all, Have you ever been described as “infantile”? Have you ever classified someone or something as such? As part of exploring what history is, whether it has a goal, age and direction, and what the means to answer these … Continue reading

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Dates and Places in the List of Illustrations

When the list of illustrations informs about the times in which the artworks were produced, and their location at the time of conducting the research or publishing the book, the readers can gain a perspective on the sources’ temporal and … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Method and Human Behavior

Interdisciplinary method in research on human behavior is the other side of working with a diverse group of participants in a social experiment; both halt reductionism in our perception of “human being.” If the perception of the examined phenomenon and … Continue reading

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Everything!

  Noa Yaari, Everything! 2005. Letterset on a mirror. Tel Aviv. Photographer: Kfir Harbi.

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Visual Quoting

When historians work with images, they might benefit from thinking like artists when they embed visual evidence in their research and publications. Quoting a visual text is like quoting a verbal one; it comes from the realization that there are … Continue reading

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Place in Image Captions III

But… ethically, if we think about the caption more as part of the book than as an element that accompanies the artwork, the historian has a say. For example, the caption of Fig. 181 in Burckhardt’s Civilization raises interesting questions … Continue reading

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Place in Image Captions II

In my last post, I suggested to indicate in captions “any location that contributes to the meaning of the work” when the artwork has no body. Upon reflection I realize that it’s problematic and, unfortunately, I have to disagree. Artworks … Continue reading

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Place in Image Captions I

Informing readers about the location of the artwork in the caption emphasizes the artworks’ physicality; its existence beyond the printed image somewhere in the world. From the readers’ point of view, identifying a name of a place in proximity to … Continue reading

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