Dr. Jennifer Bethke


About Dr. Jennifer Bethke

Dr. Jennifer Bethke earned her Ph.D. in 2005 from UC Berkeley. She teaches art history at Sonoma State University, and also works as an independent curator. She specializes in modern art, with an emphasis on the Italian avant-garde.


Giacomo Balla, Street Light (detail), c. 1910-11 (dated on painting 1909), oil on canvas, 174.7 x 114.7 cm (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Rejecting traditional subject matter, Balla paints an object that is forthrightly modern and technological.

Giacomo Balla, Street Light