Willard B. Moore

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Retired university instructor
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Introduction As a young graduate student, I once took a course in the diplomatic history of the U.S. Seemingly a specialist, the professor actually gave us a detailed, thoughtful and comprehensive view of our history, beginning with the problems facing the nation from abroad and then the manner and issues surrounding their resolution. The same approach applies to art history. By focusing on food images,the student traverses the history of art and the meanings we give to that art. The Food in the Arts Project, entitled "Artists at the Table," began in 2003 and has documented over 1600 images in painting,photography, sculpture,film,performance art and conceptual art and literary texts,including works by a dozen Noble Prize winners. The material is organized into 25 chapters or "contexts" for analysis, presentation and, possibly, publication. In the other side of my real life, I am a retired college teacher living in Charlotte, North Carolina. My wife, Paula (RN, OCN), and I have a condo within 3 minutes from the city's best museums and music. We love small dinner parties, visiting California (see monaluna.com) and the occasional trip to Europe. Switzerland this coming May.
Interests Modern/contemporary art, foodways, museums, environmental issues, black & white photography, Russian studies, and turning random left-overs into tasty and memorable family meals.
Favorite Movies Being There, Russian Ark, Blade Runner, Casablanca, Babette's Feast, Modern Times, anything by Igmar Bergman, Dinner for One, Jean Luc Goddard Fly Guys, Shadow of a Doubt, Saving Private Ryan.
Favorite Music First, J.S. Bach and then mostly contemporary composers (Adams, Cage, Copeland, Lou Harrison), but also Robert Schumann etc.), Cole Porter, R&B, jazz (Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Desmond, Gene Ammons, etc)
Favorite Books Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale, Steinbeck, East of Eden, Proulx, Shipping News, Babette's Feast. Ian McEwan's Saturday, Geo R. Stewart's Earth Abides, The Road, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Oscillate my metallic sonatas with your plan for the Panama canal:

Why didn't avant-garde art in the Rutgers University art department begin a bit earlier than 1960? I graduated 1954 and missed it. Disappointed!