Corinna K. 9/19/12

This past Wednesday in seminar, we looked at a clip from the movie “Girl with a Pearl Earring” to add to our conversation about hair.  It was brought to my attention that hair was seen much differently a few decades ago than it is now.  The fact that it was associated with sexuality seemed pretty amazing yet ridiculous at the same time.  The thought of having to cover your hair at all times and your husband being the only one to ever see it seems a little insane and also cumbersome.  The scene in “Girl with a Pearl Earring” that illustrated this precept helped me see just how big of a deal showing hair actually was for these women.  To them it did not seem like a stupid idea or an inconvenience, which was a bit of a surprise for me.

For the second half of the class, Dr. Liu came to talk to us about an art exhibit in the CSI gallery that we were about to see.  I really enjoyed listening to Dr. Liu because he did a great job of explaining things in a way that I was able to really understand.  He also made a lot of good points, which had me very interested.  I loved his point about how even though everyone in this day in age is basically forced to specialize in a certain area or subject, it is still possible, and even preferred, that you take an interest in some other areas as well.  Specifically what he was talking about was how a scientist could be knowledgeable of and fascinated by art.  This seemed to be a perfect introduction to the art we were about to see in the CSI gallery, which was filled with very detailed and unique art that did in fact incorporate science, and religion as well.