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Senior Studio Speak: Ruodan Que

With her first name pronouncing the same as the French sculptor Rodin, Ruodan Que is a Chinese painter working with mixed media including oil, pastel, and watercolor. Often featured with a whimsical space and obscured interpretations of subjects, Que’s works are largely the snippets of her fleeting consciousness and memories. The series starts on a personal note …

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Iran, Islam, and an Illumination: The Case of the Triangular Frame

In 1965 The Trout Gallery acquired a beautiful illuminated miniature featuring Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.  Little was known of this miniature at the time, but in 2017 a visiting professor of Islamic Art approached The Trout Gallery about using the object in one of her classes.  During her session at The Gallery, she identified the …