Month: April 2012

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

 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 portraits’ in the collections posted online as part of the BBC Your Paintings project. Conservation scientists at the Van Gogh museum investigate why his yellow hues are darkening. Many fragments of the rare Egyptian Book of the Dead have been discovered by an Egyptologist in Queensland Museum. National Gallery of Art in Washington extends its hours to allow for crowds coming to see not its latest blockbuster exhibition but a small exhibition on 18th century Japanese painting. The newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney reaches 100,000 visitors three…

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Lecture | The Early Christian-Byzantine Monastery of Aghios Lot in Jordan – Dr Konstantinos D. Politis

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 depicted on the early Byzantine mosaic floor map at Madaba in Jordan.  The monastery was excavated from 1988-2003.  The focal point was a basilica church built around a natural cave which early Christians believed was where Lot and his daughters took refuge after the destruction of Sodom (Genesis 19).  The church is adorned by five mosaic pavements inscribed in early Byzantine-period Greek and dated to A.D. 572/3, 605/7 A.D. and 691 A.D.  Three Greek inscriptions on stone which invoke ‘Aghios Lot’, confirm the identification of the…

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Call for Papers | Renaissance Society of America Conference, 2013, San Diego

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 RSA to submit a proposal, but if your paper is accepted you must become a member and register for the conference. Proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee for their original scholarly contribution to an aspect of the field. For full details on how to submit a paper see the RSA San Diego webpage General principles 1. Each proposed paper must include: author’s name, email, and affiliation; paper title; abstract (150-word maximum); keywords; and a one-page curriculum vitae. 2. Proposals may be submitted by individual scholars, by…

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What are you looking at? | David Packwood – Giuseppe Caletti, David with the Head of Goliath

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 forehead and fells him; David subsequently cuts off his head which results in the flight of the Philistines. In Caletti’s painting, David seems to focus on the wound made by his slingshot; it is a congealed ochre smear, the aftermath of violence, reminiscent of the great red spot of Jupiter, or a bloodshot cyclopean eye. Now the giant’s real eyes are closed forever, but this mark seems to fascinate David as he seems to think back to the time of the battle. The impact must have…

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Symposium | A Battery of Ideas: Reading Beuys Today, University of Sydney Art Gallery

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 the opening of the exhibition Joseph Beuys and the ‘Energy Plan’ in the University Art Gallery. Date: Saturday 5 May 2012, 2–4.30PM Venue: Philosophy Room S249, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney Free Event Symposium program 2:00 Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery Welcome 2:05 Donna West Brett (Curator/Art Historian) – ‘Joseph Beuys and Werner Kruger’ 2:15 Anthony Bond (Director, Curatorial, The Art Gallery of NSW) – ‘Beuys and his practice’ 2:45 Bernice Murphy (Curator and founding director of the MCA) – ‘Beuys in the Power collection’ 3:15 Janet Laurence (Artist) – ‘The influence of Beuys on artistic practice’ Dr Thomas Berguis…

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Call for Papers | ANZAMEMS ‘Cultures in Translation’ – Ninth Biennial Conference, 2013, Melbourne, Australia

bnl trading online  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 deal with diversity and change in areas such as language, culture, religion, space. The conference organisers are interested in papers exploring both how medieval and early modern cultures understood translation, and how modern scholars make disciplinary, linguistic and social translations in their work. Papers on these themes are encourage (and others pertaining to medieval and early modern studies), and papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers are especially welcome. Keynote Speakers Chris Baswell, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Anne Whitney Olin Professor… miglior broker opzioni binarie 2015 Read more →

Lecture and Panel Discussion | Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

forex currency rate pakistan   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 lecture will examine the matrix of Public Art in the contemporary city, with a focus on spatial practice. Drawing upon recent shifts in conceptions of ‘place-making’ that attempt to take greater account of socio-cultural dynamics, can spatial practice be imagined more broadly – as a platform and medium for dialogue in the city? For articulating ‘the right to the city’? For reconnecting people to place via Public Art ‘place-making’ as a relational activity? For imagining futures and producing public space, whether utopian or pragmatic? The speaker…

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News and Writing on Art and Art History | April 20th

tastylia side effects 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 the science of seeing art’s secrets via The Conversation. Philip Mould discovers a portrait of the Patron Saint of Transvestites in New York saleroom. The BBC reports on an Italian museum burns contemporary art in protest at cuts to museum funding, and on The Guardian. A US court returns Girolamo Romanino’s ‘Christ Carrying the CRoss’ to the heirs of a Jewish man from whose collection it was wrested during World War II. The painting was bought by Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan in 1998 and was seized by… power option broker Read more →

Symposium | Animals in Art and Philosophy Part 2 – Raimond Gaita keynote

ebooks opciones binarias 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 as follows: Morning 10.30 – 1.30: Animals, the law and politics Justin Clemens ‘Man is a swarm animal’ What is it about ‘man’ that makes him a candidate for politics and the political? What makes human being-together a properly political question and not just a question of species-activity or genetic determinism? In this presentation, I examine a pun of Jacques Lacan. This is S1, l’essaim; S-one, the swarm. To date, this pun has, at best, been taken as a suggestive metaphor; at worst, as just another… binäre optionen wochenende Read more →

NGV Short Course | Fred Williams

binäre optionen ig markets erfahrungen 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 of the twentieth century. This exhibition highlights Williams’ strength as a painter including important oil paintings and luminous gouaches to reveal his distinctive approach. He sought inspiration from the unique landscapes of places such Upwey in Victoria, Tasmania’s Bass Strait and the arid Pilbara region of Western Australia, drawing on the abstract potential of this vast country. Although Williams is often associated with dry environments, this exhibition also presents his fascination with water – ponds, rivers,waterfalls and seascapes. Also of great interest are the portraits of… fineco fa opzioni binarie Read more →

Exhibition | Monash Faculty Gallery ‘The Barwon Interviews’

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Exhibition | ‘Southbank’ at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

tastylia Horsham Regional Gallery Exhibiton | ‘Southbank’ The Horsham Regional Art Gallery invites you to the opening of our new exhibition Southbank. Southbank investigates the ever bourgeoning Australian suburb and its forms of domestic architecture through documentary photography and photo based practices that question, illustrate and celebrate the life of our suburbs. Participating artists: Rebecca Dagnall, Tim Handfield, Andrew Merry, Simone Slee, Nick Stephenson Opening: Join HRAG as they celebrate this new exhibition and welcome participating artist Simone Slee home to Horsham on Friday 20th April, 6pm Venue: Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Jubilee Hall 21 Roberts Avenue Horsham Contact: Telephone 5362 2888 Email Website Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm, Weekends 1 – 4.30pm

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Talk | Andrew Dodd on JJ Clark Architect of the Australian Renaissance

forex balikbayan houston Andrew Dodd  ‘JJ Clark Architect of the Australian Renaissance’ JJ Clark designed many important government buildings in Melbourne and throughout Victoria and interstate but is the largely unknown. Andrew Dodd will discuss Clark’s life, his artistic talents and his chequered career in Australia and NZ. Dr Andrew Dodd is a journalist and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Swinburne University of Technology. He has just completed a biography of JJ Clark. Brought to you by the National Treasury Building. Date: Monday 07 May 2012 at 6:30pm Venue: Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 Free event but please book on 9347 6633. See Readings website for more detail or updates to event.

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News | Outgoing NGV Director Gerard Vaughan appointed Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University

معلومات التداول بالخيارات الثنائية Gerard Vaughan appointed Professorial Fellow The University of Melbourne has announced today that the outgoing director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Dr Gerard Vaughan, has been appointed to a new post at the University of Melbourne, the Gerry Higgins Professorial Fellowship in Art History. The  Fellowship  has been created through the support of Mr Allan Myers AO QC. The Fellowship sits within the Faculty of Arts and the Dean, Professor Mark Considine, said Dr Vaughan’s leadership would contribute to the new Australian Institute of Art History’s role in research and advancement activities. Dr Vaughan is an almuni of Melbourne University, where he completed his Master’s thesis on French post-impressionism, and taught art history at before completing his doctorate at Oxford University. Dr Vaughan said “I look forward to returning to teaching and research, and this will provide me with a great opportunity to pursue…

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Exhibitions | MUMA exhibitions April – July 2012: Narelle Jubelin, Meijers + Walsh and Dissonant Visions

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA Exhibitions 24 April – 7 July 2012 Opening function: Saturday 28 April, 3.00-5.00pm Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion Art comes face to face with architecture in this major project by Sydney artist Narelle Jubelin. Vision in Motion animates an Australian history of modernism, presenting a survey of Jubelin’s intricately sewn petit point needlework of the past three decades alongside newly commissioned works inspired by architecture and the built environment. Guest curators: Ann Stephen and Luke Parker Meijers + Walsh | The Collector 7: The Processor of Circumstance The latest instalment of the superfiction ‘Henri Papin – The Collector’ by Hobart-based artists Meijers + Walsh. Deriving traits from literary and cinematic figures, this ongoing project examines aspects of social anthropology through the development of an obsessive character and psychological schema within a series of large…