Posts Tagged ‘ Italian Art ’

Exhibition Review | The Treasures of Naples | John Weretka

February 12, 2014
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Fig. 3 Unknown Neapolitan Artist, St John the Baptist, 1695, Museum of the Treasury of S. Gennaro, Naples

Il Tesori di Napoli: I Capolavori del Museo di San Gennaro John Weretka Palazzo Sciarra, Rome 30th October 2013-16 February 2014 (now extended until March) Wowing enthusiastic crowds at the Palazzo Sciarra in Rome is a show entitled Treasures of Naples: Masterworks of the Museum of S. Gennaro. Although compact in size, this show...
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Symposium | Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque | Full Program

February 11, 2014
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Remains of the aqueduct of Nero, 1760-78, etching, Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne.

Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque Thursday 27th – Friday 28th February 2014 | University of Melbourne The Australian Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the University Library and the State Library of Victoria will host a conference on Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque on 27 and 28...
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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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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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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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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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Lecture | Charting Cultural Transformation through Renaissance Preaching – Peter Howard

August 27, 2013
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St Dominic and St Francis  by Angelo Lion  Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Charting Cultural Transformation through Renaissance Preaching Associate Professor Peter Howard from Monash University   How did the artists of the Sistine Chapel wall frescoes develop and execute a complex programme in an amazingly short period of time? How do we explain the configuration of public space in early Renaissance Italy? Who authorised the magnificent...
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Lecture | Dr Arvi Wattel – Ferrarese Metamorphoses: sixteenth-century artistic transformations

August 20, 2013
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Dossi, Dosso 'Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast ' c. 1520 painted for Alfonso I d'Este via National Gallery of Art, Washington

Ferrarese Metamorphoses: sixteenth-century artistic transformations Dr Arvi Wattel, University of Western Australia The artistic output of the Ferrarese painter Dosso Dossi’s decreased markedly after the death of his main employer, Duke Alfonso I. This reduction has long attracted comment, starting with Vasari, who suggested that Dosso had been able to retire in his old age...
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Art History Seminars at Melbourne University | Semester 2

July 12, 2013
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The program for art history seminars at the University of Melbourne for semester 2  is below. All seminars are held in The Linkway, John Medley Building, 4th floor (running between the East and West Towers), between 1-2 pm. All welcome. August 7              Anthony White | University of Melbourne Folk Machine: Fortunato Depero’s Cloth...
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