Off the Page: Persian arts and the medieval and pre-modern Islamic world
Independent Scholar and Curator
Classic Persian stories copied into illuminated manuscripts illustrated by exquisite miniature paintings represent one of the highest achievements in the history of the art of the book. These manuscripts conveyed images far beyond the boundaries of their country of origin and inspired a design vocabulary especially in ceramics and textiles. Rare examples of medieval and later books of the Persianate world from the collection of the Bodleian Libraries from the University of Oxford will be examined alongside parallels in other art objects including the ‘Trinitarias’ carpet’, recently cleaned and re-attributed and presently on exhibition as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.
Date: 6pm drinks (for a 6:30 start), Friday 21st October.
Venue: Clemenger BBDO auditorium at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd Melbourne, enter through North Entrance.
Bookings: Booking is essential. RSVP Due by Monday 10 October 2011 to the Alumni and Advancement Office, La Trobe University, Victoria, 3086. Enquiries T 1300 737 133 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $35, NGV members and LaTrobe Art History Alumni $30, Concession $33, Student $20.
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