Elizabeth L. Langhorne is
a professor at Central
Connecticut State University, where she teaches modern and
contemporary art history. She has taught at the University
of Richmond, where she was also Director of the Marsh
Gallery, at the University of Virginia, and at Tulane
University. While at the University of Virginia she
organized a symposium, Abstract Expressionism: Idea and
Symbol. Her 1977 PhD dissertation for the University of
Pennsylvania, "A Jungian Interpretation of Jackson Pollock's
Art through 1946," sparked a scholarly discussion with
William Rubin, then Director of Painting and Sculpture at
the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the pages of
in America in 1979-80. In the Fall of 1986 she became an
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, National Gallery
of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Her
scholarship has focused on the art of Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock: Kunst als
Hawel Verlag, Wallerstein,
forthcoming December 2012.
This is a translation by Karsten Harries of an English text,
Portrait and a Dream: Jackson Pollock's Search for Meaning,
which still awaits a publisher.
Kunst als Sinnsuche,
“Art as ‘Organizer’ of Life: The Case
of Jackson Pollock,” in
Politics of Practical Reasoning: Integrating Action,
Discourse, and Argument, ed.
Ricca Edmonson and Karlheinz
“Jackson Pollock: The Sin of Images,”
Meanings of Abstract Art: Between
Nature and Theory, ed. Paul
Crowther and Isabel Wunsche (Routledge Press, 2012).
"‘The Effort of the Dance’: Gravity and Levity in the
Poured Paintings of Jackson
Gravity in Art:
Essays on Weight and Weightlessness
in Painting, Sculpture and Photography,
ed. Mary Edwards and Elizabeth Bailey (McFarland and Co.,
Dream of a Biocentric Art: The Challenge of His and Peter
Blake’s Ideal Museum,"
Biocentrism and Modernism,
ed. Oliver Botar and Isabel Wunsche (Ashgate Press, 2011),
“Jackson Pollock und
das Sakrale: Das Kirchenprojekt,”
trans. Karsten Harries, in
Sakralität und Moderne, ed.
Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz (Dorfen bei Munchen, Hawel
Verlag, 2010), pp. 111-144.
"Jackson Pollock and the Sacred:
The Church Project”)
(Review of exhibitions, “Focus: Pollock and Printmaking,”
Museum of Modern Art, Sept. 17, 1998-Jan. 12, 1999 and
"Jackson Pollock: Early Sketchbooks and Drawings,"
Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Oct. 22, 1997 - Feb. 8, 1998),
(Summer 1999), pp. 112-115.
Magus and the Alchemist: John Graham and Jackson Pollock,"
American Art (November 1998),
"Pollock, Picasso and the Primitive,"
(March 1989), pp. 64-92.
"Jackson Pollock's ‘The Moon Woman Cuts
Arts Magazine (March 1979)
(Special Jackson Pollock issue).
Reprinted in Pepe Karmel, ed.,
Jackson Pollock: Key Interviews, Articles, and Reviews,
1943-1993, MOMA, 1999.
Department of Art
Central Connecticut State
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT