Archive for April, 2012

News and Writing on Art and Art History | 27th April

April 27, 2012
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Researchers looking for dirt on medieval books. Image via the BBC website.

 News and Writing on Art and Art History | 27th April Katrina Grant The reading habits of medieval people have been studied by Dr Kathryn Rudy, of St Andrews University, by looking at the dirt marks on pages. Fancy a touch of art history trainspotting? Bendor Grosvenor is asking his readers spot identifiable ‘unknown...
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Lecture | The Early Christian-Byzantine Monastery of Aghios Lot in Jordan – Dr Konstantinos D. Politis

April 27, 2012
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The Early Christian-Byzantine Monastery of Aghios Lot in Jordan Dr Konstantinos D. Politis, Chair of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies The Monastery of Aghios Lot is located at the south-eastern shore of the Dead Sea on a steep mountain slope overlooking the modern town of Safi (biblical Zoara) in Jordan.  It is accurately...
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Call for Papers | Renaissance Society of America Conference, 2013, San Diego

April 27, 2012
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Call for Papers The 59th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 4–6 April 2013, San Diego Call for Papers: Submission Deadline: 15 June 2012 The Program Committee welcomes submissions for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Renaissance studies, or the era ca. 1300–1650. You need not be a member of...
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What are you looking at? | David Packwood – Giuseppe Caletti, David with the Head of Goliath

April 24, 2012
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David with the Head of Goliath by Giuseppe Caletti  Date painted: c.1650 Oil on canvas, 73.7 x 88.3 cm. Collection: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Image via BBC Your Paintings.

Giuseppe Caletti, David with the Head of Goliath, Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries, c. 1650 The future King of Israel, David, is contemplating the head of the slain Goliath, champion of the Philistines. As the book of Samuel recounts, David hurls a stone from his sling, which hits Goliath in the centre of his...
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Symposium | A Battery of Ideas: Reading Beuys Today, University of Sydney Art Gallery

April 24, 2012
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mage: Joseph Beuys, Overcome party dictatorship now 1971, JW Power collection, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art, © Joseph Beuys/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy. Image via University of Sydney Website

Symposium – A Battery of Ideas: Reading Beuys Today University of Sydney, May 5th This symposium will present various ways of reading Beuys today, from performance art to relational aesthetics. Speakers include Thomas Berghuis, Anthony Bond, Donna West Brett, Janet Laurence, Bernice Murphy and Tom Nicholson. The symposium will be followed at 4.30pm by...
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Call for Papers | ANZAMEMS ‘Cultures in Translation’ – Ninth Biennial Conference, 2013, Melbourne, Australia

April 23, 2012
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 ANZAMEMS – ‘Cultures in Translation The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Ninth Biennial International Conference 12-16 February 2013, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia About the Conference  The conference seeks to explore the many varieties of translation at work in medieval and early modern studies. Papers are invited which...
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Lecture and Panel Discussion | Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

April 23, 2012
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John Vella, 2010, HANGBANG (nightshift), Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST), Hobart. Image via http://publicartresearch.wordpress.com/

  Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City John Vella, Tasmanian School of Art What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s? In imagining the city, ideas of community and culture, and their dynamic interrelations, can be obscured within a focus on physical and built forms. Artist John Vella’s public...
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News and Writing on Art and Art History | April 20th

April 20, 2012
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Museum director Antonio Manfredi set fire to the first painting on Tuesday. Image via BBC website

News and Writing on Art and Art History Katrina Grant Workers from the National Gallery of Victoria, Museum Victoria, the Arts Centre, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and Film Victoria have threatened industrial action unless the government improves its 2.5 per cent wage offer for public sector staff. Streeton, Da Vinci and...
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Symposium | Animals in Art and Philosophy Part 2 – Raimond Gaita keynote

April 20, 2012
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Still from Robert Bresson’s 'Au hasard Balthazar'

In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy The second symposium in the series In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy run by the Centre for Ideas at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) will take place on Tuesday, 24 April. The draft program is...
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NGV Short Course | Fred Williams

April 19, 2012
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Fred Williams Australia 1927–82, lived in England 1951–56 Springbrook, Queensland II 1971 gouache, watercolour, synthetic polymer paint on paper 55.6 x 77.4 cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased from Gallery admission charges, 1983 ©Estate of Fred Williams

NGV Short Course: Fred Williams To coincide with the exhibition Fred WIlliams: Infinite Horizons the NGV has organised a series of taks by local and interstate speakers over three Saturday afternoons in May. ABout the Exhibition Fred Williams pioneered a new vision of the Australian landscape, and became one of the most important Australian artists...
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