Tag: 19th century art

Lecture: Ann Galbally ‘Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s’

Ann Galbally Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s A free public lecture in conjunction with a symposium  on G. W. L. Marshall-Hall. Composer, conductor, critic and littérateur, Marshall-Hall was Melbourne’s leading musician for more than twenty years until his death in 1915. His bohemian lifestyle and outspoken views sparked intense and sometimes vitriolic public debate, and his career was marred by misfortune and errors of judgement. Dr Ann Galbally, Professorial Fellow in Art History at the University of Melbourne and author of Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian (2002) as well as books on Arthur Streeton, John Peter Russell and Frederick McCubbin, will speak about art and bohemianism in turn-of-the-century Melbourne. Date: 7.30 pm, Thursday 11 November 2010 Venue: Buzzard Theatre, Trinity College, University of Melbourne Enquiries: marshall-hall@unimelb.edu.au OR www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/marshallhall Download the pdf for…

Lisa Beaven – ‘The Sons of Clovis II’

What are you looking at? Lisa Beaven Evariste Luminais, The Sons of Clovis II (1880) in the Art Gallery of New South Wales This is, without doubt, the strangest painting in the New South Wales Art Gallery (Fig. 1). Painted on a heroic scale, with the figures almost life-size, it is impossible to ignore and while I am looking pools of people gather around it. Two boys float feet-first towards us on what looks like a luxuriously upholstered bed but which is actually a raft. The fine silk textiles and their embroidered garments contrast with the rough-hewn planks of wood beneath them. In the background fine tongues of land project into an expanse of water, which is a dull muddy yellow, the colour of the Yarra river. The raft drifts on an angle to the picture plane, so that the…

UPDATED DATE CHANGE: The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture

Please Note the lecture is now on Saturday 19th at 3pm, after the Städel Symposium. Felix Krämer Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture The annual lecture of Sculpture is presented jointly by the Duldig Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will be presented by Felix Kramer head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture. He will focus upon sculptures from within the collection of the Städel Museum collection by eminent European artists including Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Beckmann. Time: Saturday 19th June, 3pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV Internation (St Kilda Rd, enter North entrance via the Arts Centre forecourt). Cost: Free (complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival). Enquiries and Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am –…

Symposium – European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th – 20th Century

Symposium European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century Saturday 19th June – NGV International European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century comes to the NGV as part of the highly successful Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. The exhibition brings together a remarkable collection from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the finest art collections in Europe. Alongside the great German masters Friedrich, Stuck, Corinth, Heckel and Beckmann, European Masters includes beautiful Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne, as well as important paintings by Klinger, Munch and Bonnard. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular array of the finest European art spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Join us for the rare and exciting opportunity to hear about this spectacular exhibition from the Director and Curator of the Städel Museum and others. Program…

The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture

Felix Krämer Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture The annual lecture of Sculpture is presented jointly by the Duldig Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will be presented by Felix Kramer head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture. He will focus upon sculptures from within the collection of the Städel Museum collection by eminent European artists including Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Beckmann. Time: Monday 21st June, 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV Internation (St Kilda Rd, enter North entrance via the Arts Centre forecourt). Cost: Free (complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival). Enquiries and Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm.

Call For Papers: New Directions in Neo-Impressionism (London, 20 Nov 10)

Call for Papers New Directions in Neo-Impressionism Richmond, the American International University in London, UK Saturday 20 November 2010 Proposals of approx. 250 words due by 1 July to: woloshyn.tania@gmail.com 2010 marks the centenary of the death of Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910) as well as the release of a new book of collected essays which re-evaluate the work of Georges Seurat (1859-1891), ‘Seurat Re-Viewed’ (edited by Paul Smith; published by Penn State Press, 2010). It is therefore a fitting time to reconsider the artistic production and contextual themes around Neo-Impressionism, a much maligned movement that has often been described as a series of artistic, political and scientific failures. Its new direction after the death of Seurat in 1891, under the self-declared leadership of Paul Signac (1863-1935), has been posited less as a renewal towards alternative but equally radical luminous experiments…

NGV Talk: Nineteenth Century Furniture – Bugatti, Adnet and Koppel

Genevieve Tyack (Australian Academy of Design) will give a floor talk in the Decorative Arts galleries, which addresses how beauty dominates over function in the nineteenth-century furniture designs of Bugatti, Adnet & Koppel. All Welcome Date: Friday 21st May, 12:30pm Venue: NGV International – meet at Information Desk, Ground Level, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd.

Seminar: Vincent Alessi on Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Alessi Postgraduate candidate at La Trobe University ‘It’s a Kind of Bible: A Thematic and Stylistic Analysis of Vincent Van Gogh’s Collection of English Black-and-White illustrations’ La Trobe University, School of Historical Studies Research Seminars Date: Thursday 13 May, 12:05 to 1:45 pm Venue: History Meeting Room, David Myers Building East 125, Bundoora Campus, La Trobe University. (Car Park 3) Enquiries: Dr Robert Kenny, History Research Seminar Co-ordinator, r.kenny@latrobe.edu.au

CFP: Museums in Central Europe, 1850-1939

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of “Centropa”, 2012 – Museums in Central Europe, 1850-1939 http://www.artworlds.org/centropa.htm The rise of the exhibitionary complex in nineteenth-century Germany, France and Britain has been the subject of substantial amounts of research. It has been rather less well explored in relation to central Europe. The journal Centropa will therefore be publishing a special issue on museums in Central Europe in 2012. The issue will be examining the development of museums between 1850 and 1939 and their contribution to processes of identity formation during the period in question. Questions to be addressed will include: 1. What ideological impulses gave rise to the foundation of museums across central Europe? 2. What were the ideological implications of their collecting and exhibition policies? 3. How did their functions and meanings change between 1850 and 1939? 4. How did…

Lecture and Seminar on ‘Reversed Painting’ with Professor Richard Read

Richard Read Professor of Art History at the University of Western Australia LECTURE: Reversed Painting and the Conflict between Commercial and Academic Values in Nineteenth-Century London and Paris This lecture examines how the strange, complex pictorial motif of the reversed painting was used in paintings representing art galleries and academic juries to adjudicate the conflict between academic and commercial values at a time when newly professionalized commercial galleries sought to wrest cultural authority and financial power from academies in both London and Paris. SEMINAR: The Reversed Painting in Colonial Art The lecture is followed by a seminar in which Richard Read will lead the discussion. This will explore the use of the reflexive pictorial motif of the reversed canvas in colonial and decolonized art to register synchronic differences between cultures where the representation of skin colour, pioneer technologies, and contrasting…

‘Garters and Petticoats’: Winterhalter’s 1843 Portraits of Victoria and Albert

The Early Modern Visual Culture Seminar returns for 2010. Eugene Barilo von Reisberg ‘Garters and Petticoats’: Winterhalter’s 1843 Portraits of Victoria and Albert What does official royal iconography tell us? What messages does it communicate about the sitters – and from the sitters? This paper deconstructs two official portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) in 1843. It outlines the complex semantic layering within this pair of British royal portraits, and explores in particular the emphasis on Prince Albert’s newly-acquired ‘Englishness’ and the notion of an iconographic ‘gender reversal’ within the context of traditional marital pendants. March 8 2010 6.30pm Room 150 Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Parkville Campus All Welcome Please RSVP Mark Shepheard (shepm@unimelb.edu.au) if you plan to join us for dinner in Lygon Street afterwards. For further details on Eugene’s research on Winterhalter please visit his website…

CFP for Conferences on Sculpture, Pre Raphaelites & William Morris and Trecento Art

The practical problems of sculpture CFP Renaissance Society of America 2011 Paper abstracts that address topics regarding practical problems of sculpture and its European or even global exchange in the Early Modern period–such as transport, materials acquisition, customs and other expenses and other related issues, problems of reception in different cultural contexts from its original production site, or issues in cross-cultural sculpture collecting or commissions–should be sent to kelley.didio@uvm.edu by 15 May 2010. Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art History Department of Art and Art History University of Vermont ——- “Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware Art Museum, 7-9 October 2010 Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2010 “Useful and Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be…