Ph.D., Rutgers University
Dr. Gopin’s academic interest is in exoticism in early
18th-century Europe and he specializes in the Franco-Flemish painter,
Jean-Baptiste Vanmour, whose career was centered in Constantinople.
His publications include an essay on Vanmour in Guardi: Quadri
turcheschi, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, Venice, Italy, 1993; Jean-Baptiste
Vanmour, a Painter of Turqueries, 1994;“Watteau’s
Chinoiseries at La Muette,” Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1997;
and “Jean-Baptiste Vanmour,” Venice, 2002. He
teaches several very popular art history courses at Rutgers including
the 600-student class, Introduction to Art History, and a summer
course in Paris, Spaces and Places: Historical Development of
Space in the City of Paris.
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