In association with the exhibition Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado’ the NGV is presenting a series of lectures on Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800. The lectures will touch on topics including art and patronage, Renaissance painting, the art of the Italian Baroque, and more. The Saturday lectures will be followed by Monday night Discussion Groups that will take place in the exhibition space.
The lectures will be presented by local art historians who are recognised international experts on the history of Italian art and Spanish patronage between 1500-1800 centuries.
All lectures take place at 2pm.
Saturday 17 May 2pm | Colour in the Renaissance: Raphael, Correggio and Titian | David Marshall, Principal Fellow, Art History, The University of Melbourne
Saturday 24 May 2pm | The real and the ideal in Baroque painting: Annibale Carracci and Guido Reni | Dr Lisa Beaven, The University of Sydney
Saturday 31 May 2pm | ‘Treasures in exile’: Art collecting, patronage and cultural diplomacy in Seventeenth Century Naples | Dr Christopher Marshall, Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne
Saturday 14 June 2pm | The Buen Retiro Palace: An Imperial Spanish residence and its paintings | Dr Sue Russell, Former Assistant Director of the British School at Rome & Independent Scholar
Saturday 21 June 2pm | The Forgotten Baroque: Italian painting in the Eighteenth Century | John Weretka, The University of Melbourne
Saturday 28 June 2pm| Venice: The Myth of La Serenissima, 1500-1800 | Sylvia Sagona, The University of Melbourne
Cost per lecture $20 A / $16 M / $18 C
Cost for entire series $95 A / $72 M / $82 C
Bookings essential Ph +61 3 8662 1555 -5pm daily Code P1457.
NB ticket price does not include exhibition enrty.
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level
Discussion Group | Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800
Monday evening 5:30-6:30pm from 19th May – 30th June (excludes Mon 9 Jun).
This six week series of master classes extends the topics discussed at the Saturday lecture series. Participants will be able to delve deeper into the various themes and artistic movements in a discussion group that will take place in the exhibition space and each session will look directly at a different works in the exhibition.
Monday 19 May | Colour and form in High Renaissance Art: Raphael and Correggio | Facilitator Dr Katrina Grant, Independent Scholar
Monday 26 May | The painters of the Roman Baroque: Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni & Guercino | Facilitator Dr Katrina Grant, Independent Scholar
Monday 2 Jun | Caravaggisti | Facilitator John Weretka, The University of Melbourne
Monday 16 Jun | Claude, Poussin and Rosa | Facilitator Dr Katrina Grant, Independent Scholar
Monday23 Jun | The Two Spains in the century of the Bourbons | Facilitator John Weretka, The University of Melbourne
Monday 30 Jun | Titian to Tiepolo |Facilitator Mark Shepheard, The University of Melbourne
Cost per session $51 A / $42 M / $45.50 C
Cost for full series $135 A / $100 M / $120 C
Bookings essential Ph +61 3 8662 1555 -5pm daily, Booking Code P1458 (Cost includes exhibition entry).
Meet North Foyer, Ground Level (enter North entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt) at NGV International, St Kilda Rd.