Artful Imitation and Interpretation: Inspired by Great Masters

Dynamic inclusive classrooms are created when all students can contribute their abilities and interpretations of the subject matter. Back in Spring 2021, Next Steps at Vanderbilt students Rachel Sarubbi and Kristi VanWulven enrolled in Professor Alexandra Sargent Capp’s course on The History of Fashion. Their interpretations of fashion history served as inspiration to the rest of the class in formulating personalized ideas and projects.

Rachel created 26 drawings in her identifiable artistic style. The drawings, which serve as a broad visual overview of western fashion history, were incorporated into the main class presentations throughout the semester. Rachel’s work demonstrated to the other students that engaging one’s personal, contemporary style in drawing historic images can bring classical works to life and give them renewed relevance.

Kristi researched and wrote informative, relevant text about the original works of art. Kristi’s text provides essential background to the historic masterworks and context to Rachel’s drawings.

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Artful Imitation and Interpretation: Inspired by Great Masters

Works are displayed from September to December 2021 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
Lain York, Preparator

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building [Lobby]
Vanderbilt University Campus, 110 Magnolia Circle, Nashville, TN
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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Last Updated: 9/7/2021 12:41:04 PM

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