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Art and Art History News | April 4th 2014

April 4, 2014
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Fortunato Depero, Skyscrapers and Tunnels

Art and Art History News Katrina Grant A round-up of portrait news (rediscovered Seurat self-portrait, new book by James Hall and an Artemeisia self portrait acquisition) from the  the Melbourne Portrait Group. A good review of the current Futurism show on at the Guggenheim ‘What is most interesting about Futurism is not, then, the element...
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News, Writing and Reviews on Art and Art History | March 21st 2014

March 21, 2014
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Is that a cockatoo I see? Andrea Mantegna,1496, Tempera on canvas, Louvre Museum, Paris

News, Writing and Reviews on Art and Art History Katrina Grant Ron Radford, director of the National Gallery of Australia, has announced his plans to retire. He will step down from the role in September. He has been director since 2005. More here. An article in The Guardian about the work of Heather Dalton...
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Seasons Greetings and Holiday Break

December 23, 2013
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Victor of Crete, Nativity  (1660-1676), oil on wood panel, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1949 Gallery Location 14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts Level 1, NGV International

To all our regular visitors and subscribers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. MAN will be having a short break over Christmas, but will be back in mid-January. Our subscriber base has grown considerably over the past year – we now have almost 1000 email subscribers (you can subscribe by popping your...
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New Book | Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 – Harriet Edquist

November 21, 2013
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Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 By Harriet Edquist A free e-book published by the State Library of Victoria, November 2013 For the young colony of Victoria, the 1850s was a time of optimism and hunger for social change. Buoyed by gold-rush wealth and the freedom to...
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News | NGV 2014 Winter Masterpieces Revealed

November 11, 2013
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Raphael (Italian, 1483–1520), 'Holy Family with Saint John' or 'Madonna of the Rose' ('Sacra Famiglia con San Giovannino' o 'Madonna della Rosa'), c. 1516. Oil on canvas, 103 x 84 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid (P00302). Image courtesy Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Italian Masterpieces from Spain coming to Melbourne Mark Shepheard The National Gallery of Victoria today announced the 2014 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition: Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado. This follows hot-on-the-heels of last year’s Portrait of Spain exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (and also at the Museum of Fine...
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Music of the Stuart court in exile

October 7, 2013
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Music of the Stuart court in exile

  Despite their long exile in France and Italy, the Stuarts – ousted from Britian in 1688 – remained leading patrons of the arts, particularly music. Both James II and his son James III made music an important part of court ceremonial: James II and his entourage played a major role in introducing a...
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Art and Art History News | September 20th 2013

September 20, 2013
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Poussin’s Hannibal Crossing the Alps on a Elephant via Art History Today

 Art and Art History News Katrina Grant The Atlantic asked its readers to tell them why Humanities PhD programs (in the US) haven’t collapsed (and in some cases are growing) if there is no job market? They elicited an interesting range of responses, I think my favourite is ‘Perhaps there is simply an inverse...
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Art and Art History News | September 13th 2013

September 13, 2013
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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890),Sunset at Montmajour, 1888. Private Collection. Image via the Van Gogh Museum

A round up of recent news from the world of art Katrina Grant A press release from the Australian Academy of the Humanities has cautioned that ‘the Coalition’s proposal to redirect Australian Research Council funds away from projects it deems to be “wasteful” compromises the fundamental principle of funding research based on the criteria of excellence.’...
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Exhibition | 1969: the black box of Conceptual Art

August 21, 2013
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Noon time-piece (April) 1969; Roger Cutforth; type C photographs, photocopies. Graphite, transparent synthetic polymer resin, cardboard, typed text, cotton, adhesive tape and letterpress

Australia’s first conceptual art exhibition, originally staged in Melbourne in 1969, is being recreated at the University of Sydney Art Gallery, in the exhibition 1969: the black box of Conceptual art. Burn Cutforth Ramsden originally ran at the Pinacotheca gallery in St Kilda. The University Art Gallery has reunited the three works of Ian...
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News | The Getty makes images of their collection freely available

August 14, 2013
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Yesterday the Getty announced that it would make available all images of public domain works of art in the Getty’s collections. The initial release includes “making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.” This is not just the release of images of the museum’s collection,...
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