Audio: Michael Fried’s A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts (on Caravaggio)

Richard Neer (Art History, University of Chicago) has kindly sent us word that audio recordings of Michael Fried’s 2002 A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, on Caravaggio, which have since been published by Princeton University Press as The Moment of Caravaggio, are available for free online. Below are links to recordings of the individual talks. Enjoy! And many thanks to Richard for the tip.

PODCASTS: The Moment of Caravaggio

Michael Fried, J. R. Herbert Boone Professor and director of the Humanities Center, The Johns Hopkins University. In a series of six lectures, Professor Michael Fried offers a compelling account of what he calls “the internal structure of the pictorial act” in the revolutionary art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

A New Type of Self-Portrait
Listen | iTunes | RSS (51:56 mins.)

Immersion and Specularity
Listen | iTunes | RSS (50:38 mins.)

The Invention of Absorption
Listen | iTunes | RSS (53:20 mins.)

Absorption and Address 
Listen | iTunes | RSS (50:54 mins.)

Severed Representations
Listen | iTunes | RSS (55:43 mins.)

Painting and Violence
Listen | iTunes | RSS (51:33 mins.)

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