Posts Tagged ‘ Art History ’

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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Lecture Series | Views of Ancient Rome at the State Library of Victoria

March 17, 2014
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Veduta interna del Panteon (View of the interior of the Pantheon), 1760s-70s edition.

Views of Ancient Rome lecture series In association with ASA Cultural Tours, the State Library of Victoria is holding a lecture series that coincides with the exhibition Rome: Piranesi’s vision. The Ruins and Discoveries of Rome 1500-1700  Prof. Frank Sear illuminates the complex development of Roman architecture, examining the ruins that supplied both inspiration...
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Lecture | Professor Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Director, The Getty Research Institute | Sydney University

February 13, 2014
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Professor Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Director, The Getty Research Institute The Power Institute and Sydney Ideas are proud to present a lecture by internationally respected art scholar and historian, and Director of the Getty Research Institute, Professor Thomas W. Gaehtgens. In his presentation, Professor Gaehtgens will share insights from his seven years at the helm...
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Exhibitions and Symposium | ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ at the SLV and ‘The Piranesi Effect’ at the Ian Potter

December 20, 2013
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Remains of the aqueduct of Nero, 1760-78, etching, Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne.

In February 2014 two exhibitions on the eighteenth-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi will open in Melbourne. The State Library of Victoria will host ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ – an exhibition of Piranesi’s prints, with a particular focus on his Vedute di Roma. This exhibition will draw on the collections of the State Library of...
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Exhibition Review | ‘America: Painting a Nation’. Reviewed by Diane Kirkby.

December 18, 2013
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Fig. 3 Henry Inman, No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief, 1832-3 Oil on canvas, Gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee (M.2008.58), Los Angeles County Museum of Art

America: Painting a Nation Diane Kirkby  America: Painting a Nation is at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8th November 2013 – 9th February 2014. At a time when historians are increasingly displacing nation-building as the purpose for knowing the past, it could seem a retrograde step to make this the foundation principle through...
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Lecture | Pat Simons ‘The Crone, the Witch and the Library in Renaissance Italy’

December 11, 2013
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The Crone, the Witch and the Library in Renaissance Italy Professor Pat Simons, University of Michigan This paper examines ways in which renewed attention to antiquity during the Renaissance re-invigorated misogynist stereotypes of old women as well as bringing new evidence to the emerging discourse about witches, hence shaping for the hag a vivid...
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EVCS | Angelo Lo Conte, ‘Landscapes & Garlands of Flowers: an example of naturalistic Lombard devotion’.

November 18, 2013
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Angelo Lo Conte Landscapes & Garlands of Flowers: an example of naturalistic Lombard devotion. This paper explores the invention and the development of the garland of flowers in European art, characterizing it as an example of mutual synergy between Italian philosophy and Flemish art. During the second half of the sixteenth century, Christian philosophy...
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NGV Forum | How to look good naked – From Antiquity to the Renaissance

November 4, 2013
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GREECE / ITALY Torso of an athlete 1st century BC-1st century AD  marble 102.6 x 52.1 x 27.4 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, in memory of Professor A. D. Trendall, 1997

Forum: How to look good naked- From Antiquity to the Renaissance Sat 9 Nov, 1-3.30pm Ancient Greeks Looking Good: Nudity, Clothing and Antiquities at the NGV The ancient Greeks celebrated the body beautiful – which, for males at least, also meant the naked body. Men exercised and competed at athletic games in the nude,...
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EVCS | Felicity Harley-McGowan ‘Being Blunt: The art history ‘revolution’ in 1940s London′

October 14, 2013
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  Felicity Harley-McGowan ‘Being Blunt’: The art history ‘revolution’ in 1940s London In 1940, London was home to a thriving network of scholarly activity in the discipline of art history. Three books published in that year have been seen within their own fields of research to epitomise the radical transformation of the discipline in...
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EVCS | Anne McComish ‘Myths and Reality: Mosaics from the Vatican Studio, 1900-32′

September 10, 2013
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EVCS | Anne McComish ‘Myths and Reality: Mosaics from the Vatican Studio, 1900-32′

Anne McComish Myths and Reality: Mosaics from the Vatican Studio, 1900-32 The Vatican Mosaic Studio has been producing mosaic artworks of the highest quality since 1727. Some of its finest works take pride of place in the decorative-arts collections of the world’s major galleries, while others are regularly offered for sale by the world’s...
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