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Call for Papers | 33rd Conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies

February 27, 2014
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33rd Annual Conference SE-17 – Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth Century Studies October 16-18, 2014 University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Conference Organizer Jean Leclerc, University of Western Ontario jlecler@uwo.ca Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts in French or English (300 words maximum) for presentations relating to the session themes listed...
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Seminar | Visual Manipulation and Auto/Biography | Sydney Intellectual History Network

February 13, 2014
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Madame, Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Duchess of Orléans, in Hunting Dress by Louis-Ferdinand Elle, 1673 Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

Visual Manipulation and Auto/Biography The first seminar for 2014 in Auto/Biography and History series sponsored by the Global Sensibilities Group within the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney. Barbara Gaehtgens | 1643 or How to Represent the Queen’s New Power? Mark De Vitis | Madame as the Marquise: The Politics of...
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Short Course | The Age of Impressionism – France & Australia | Monet’s Garden

August 2, 2013
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John Russell, Peonies and head of a woman, c. 1887, oil on canvas, NGV, Melbourne The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor

Presented by art and cultural historians this series of lectures will delve into the social and cultural world of the Impressionist era in Paris and will address how the Australian artists connected with their international contemporaries. In conjunction with Australian Impressionists in France exhibition.   Sat 3 Aug, 2pm From the Gare Saint Lazare...
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Melbourne Winter Masterclasses by Melbourne Uni and NGV | Making Sense of Monet

July 2, 2013
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Monet, Rouen Cathedral

Making Sense of Monet The University of Melbourne in partnership with the NGV International The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is delighted to present masterclasses in Art History, Philosophy, Classics, Screen Studies, Creative Writing, History and Archaeology, with some our most celebrated teachers and public intellectuals. Making Sense of Monet (July...
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Exhibition Review | Monet’s Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria. Reviewed by David R. Marshall

May 15, 2013
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Unknown Claude Monet outside his house at Giverny 1921 autochrome 18.0 x 24.0 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris © Patrice Schmidt /musée d'Orsay distribution RMN

The latest NGV exhibition is, again, sourced largely from a secondary French museum (the Musée Marmottan Monet, henceforth MMM). Monet exhibitions have traditionally draw large crowds, and are much loved by gallery directors needing to feed the political machines to which they are beholden that equate numbers with success. But if ‘Monet’ is the...
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Exhibition Review | The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Death and Disaster. Reviewed by Katrina Grant

January 21, 2013
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Fig. 2 Albrecht Dürer, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,  from The Apocalypse, published 1498, woodcut. National Gallery of Victoria.

The ‘Four Horsemen’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria draws together a rich, varied and evocative selection of images of death: the horseman crushing rich and poor alike beneath the hooves of his skeletal horse; the shadowy figure stalking the young and the beautiful; the horrors of war; the terrors of the final...
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Exhibition Review | Radiance: The Neo-Impressionists. Reviewed by David R. Marshall

November 20, 2012
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Georges Seurat, 'The Seine at Courbevoie', 1885 (La Seine à Courbevoie).  Oil on canvas, 81.4 x 65.2 cm. Private collection, Paris

Radiance. The Neo-Impressionists Reviewed by David R. Marshall Radiance: The Neo-Impressionists. National Gallery of Victoria, 16 November 2012 – 17 March 2013 Impressionism was killed by theory, the theory that gave the Neo-impressionists their identity. Neo-Impressionist theory picked up on Impressionism’s naturalism and acute observation of outdoor light effects (coloured shadows and so forth)...
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Napoleon Colloquium at NGV International

September 17, 2012
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Jacques Louis-David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps.

Napoleon Colloquium Saturday 22nd September An afternoon forum exploring the art, artists and their world in the time of Napoleon with three lectures on portraiture, Jacques-Louis David – painter of the French Revolution and decorative arts at the Napoleonic court. Speakers:  Dr Frank Heckes, Honorary Research Associate, La Trobe University | Jacques-Louis David: Painter of the...
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Philosophy Short Course | Perspectives on Napoleon

August 17, 2012
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Jean-Baptiste ISABEY (after) Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, in the gardens of Malmaison 1804 coloured engraving 67.0 x 46.4 cm Napoleonmuseum Thurgau, Schloss und Park Arenenberg, Salenstein Acquisition 1975

Philosophy Course: Perspectives on Napoleon NGV International September 9, 16, 23 & 30 When asked in the 1970s if he thought the French Revolution had succeeded or failed, Mao Tse Tung famously answered ‘It’s too soon to tell’. The complexities of the compact knot of history from 1793 to 1812 are involved enough to allow of...
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Bastille Day at the NGV

July 13, 2012
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FRANCE The storming of the Bastille prison and the arrest of its governor, Bernard-René de Launay, 14 July 1789 (Prise de la Bastille et arrestation du gouverneur M. de Launay, le 14 juillet 1789) (1789) oil on canvas 57.0 x 73.0 cm	 Versailles, musée national du château (MV 5517) © RMN (Château de Versailles) - Gérard Blot

Bastille Day at the NGV To celebrate Bastille Day this Saturday, July 14th, the NGV International will be open until midnight with all tickets to the current winter masterpiece exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire only $10 each from 5pm till midnight (until sold out more details here). As well as the Napoleon exhibition there...
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