Seminar | ‘Magical Transparencies: Seeing the Divine in Glass’ Peter French

Magical Transparencies: Seeing the Divine in Glass

Peter French

This seminar examines key elements of the religious iconography of Australian contemporary glass artist, David Wright (b.1948). Following a brief introduction to the artist and the context in which the artist is working, especially concerning Australian religiosity in the latter part of the twentieth century, this seminar will use the artist’s representations of the three persons of the Trinity as a focal point for a deeper understanding of the artist’s iconographies and the influences behind such images. The Australian nature of such iconography will also be considered and the role of artist as visual exegete. David Wright was awarded an Order of Australia on Australia Day, 2013, for ‘services to the visual arts in the medium of stained glass.’

Peter French is a PhD candidate in the Art History Program, School of Culture and Communication. He currently serves as Chaplain at Princeton University.

Date: 1 – 2 PM, Thursday, 14th February.

Venue: Visual Cultures Resource Centre, John Medley Building, 3rd Floor, East Tower.

This is a PhD completion seminar for the Art History Program, School of Culture and Communication.

All Welcome. Enquiries to Felicity Harley McGowan