Tag: Prints

Baroque and golden age prints with Dr Miya Tokumitsu | University of Melbourne

This informal object-based learning seminar examines works of art from the Baillieu Library Print Collection first hand. European prints by artists such as Goltzius, Rembrandt and Rubens are spotlighted. The discussion will enhance our understanding of the technical and stylistic achievements of these major practitioners of the Baroque and Dutch golden age periods. Dr Tokumitsu is Lecturer Art History (Renaissance & Early Modern) and coordinator of the subject The Age of Golden Ages: Art in Europe. Please note that food, drink, bags and biros are not permitted near the works of art. Date: Thu. 6 April 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST Add to Calendar Venue: Leigh Scott Room, Level 1, Baillieu Library, Parkville Campus, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, Free event, but registration required here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/baroque-and-golden-age-prints-with-dr-miya-tokumitsu-tickets-32877269799

Sydney Asian Art Series Talks | Marketing Pleasure for Profit – Julie Nelson Davis

9 March, 6.00pm –Sydney Asian Art Series Marketing Pleasure for Profit: The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared – Julie Nelson Davis The University of Sydney China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia is proud to present the first of our Sydney Asian Art Series talks, with a lecture by Professor Julie Nelson Davis. In Marketing Pleasure for Profit, Professor Davis will explore the production of the now famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared. LECTURE ABSTRACT Today, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared is regarded as one of most remarkable printed books of eighteenth-century Japan. Featuring sumptuous illustrations by two leading ukiyo-e artists, Kitao Shigemasa and Katsukawa Shunshō, the book exploited full-color multiple block printing to represent the glamorous ‘beauties’ of the licensed Yoshiwara pleasure district. In her presentation, Professor Davis will discuss…

Language talk | Moving ideas – Ancient ruins and mystic landscapes in the Baillieu Library’s print collection

Apologies for the short notice – for Italian speakers interested in prints there is a talk in Italian at the Baillieu library tomorrow by Angelo Lo Conte. Date: Friday 19 Aug 2016, 11.00- 12.00pm Venue: Baillieu Library, Leigh Scott Room Presented at the Baillieu Library in Italia Please join us for a series of talks which offer an immersive language experience with specialist art historians.This program will be presented at the Baillieu Library in Italian. Moving ideas: ancient ruins and mystic landscapes in the Baillieu Library’s print collection This seminar investigates the essential role played by prints in the circulation of ideas, discoveries and emotions in seventeenth century Europe, understanding them as a visual bridge between Northern and Southern European culture. By looking at works by artists such as Hieronymus Cock, Aegidius Sadeler and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the paper highlights how…

Symposium | The Known World: The Eighth Australian Print Symposium | National Gallery of Australia

Prints were once the prime means of communicating information about the unknown world, but how does print production operate today? This three-day symposium will explore various strategies that contemporary print artists have adopted to make sense of our world. Symposium Convenor: Roger Butler AM, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia Keynote address: Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney, will launch the symposium with a reflection on the impact of the visionary Bauhaus model on the circulation and production of prints by Australian artists who explore the spaces between present knowledge and future possibilities. Speakers include: Chris de Rosa, Brian Robinson, Patsy Payne, Lonnie Hutchinson, Jake Holmes & Cassie Alvey [Tooth and Nail], Theo Tremblay, Kate Sweetapple, Tony Kanellos and Joan Ross. See the full details about the Programme and Speakers here. Dates:…

University of Melbourne Cultural Treasures Festival

The Cultural Treasures Festival will be held at the University of Melbourne on 26–27 July. Visitors to the Cultural Treasures Festival will also be able to visit the University’s architectural heritage campus sites in the Melbourne Open House program, and view the antiquarian and rare books, prints and maps in the Rare Book Fair in Wilson Hall. The rich tradition of collecting at the University of Melbourne is  reflected in its diverse museums, scientific collections, archives, libraries and public art. Collections range from historic daisy specimens in the University Herbarium, collected by Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Solander on the first exploratory voyages to Australia in the early 1770s and a skeleton of the extinct New Zealand moa in the Tiegs Museum to Percy Grainger’s extraordinary collection of musical instruments and prints from the Renaissance and Baroque periods in…

Symposium | Recent Research on Prints | University of Melbourne

Research on prints: students give presentations on their recent research into aspects of print culture You are invited to attend a half-day symposium at the University of Melbourne, as part of the public program accompanying the current exhibition – Radicals, Slayers, Villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library. The symposium showcases recent research undertaken by postgraduate students in the School of Culture and Communication into prints and print culture. Date: Tuesday  27 May 2014, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Venue: Leigh Scott Room, First Floor, Baillieu Library This event is free, but you are requested to register your attendance at: http://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/4061-research-on-prints-students-give-presentations-on-their-recent-research Program Louise Box (MA Art Curatorship) | Print production, profit and the market for woodcuts: Albrecht Dürer and the ‘marketing mix’ Kathleen Kiernan (PhD Art History) | Mapping the Landscape: The transition of the landscape aesthetic through prints from seventeenth-century Holland to eighteenth-century…

Exhibition and Lecture Series | Radicals, slayers and villains | Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

About the exhibition Radicals, slayers and villains shows controversial figures from history that have challenged the status-quo and helped shape our world. The striking imagery of these works is captured by seminal artists including Dürer, Goya and Rembrandt. The artists in the exhibition have been instrumental in the development of Western art and the universal theme of the individual and his or her role in society is illustrated through these extraordinarily powerful works. The exhibition has wide appeal through its representation of themes, such as the place and role of the individual in society, the depiction of the human figure, the impact of violence, and death. The often violent imagery depicted in the ‘slayers’ component of the exhibition presented great appeal to artists working from the Renaissance onwards, and inherent in these images is their capacity to shock and inspire awe…

Internship | Gordon Darling Graduate Intern at the National Gallery of Australia

NGA Level 4 | Position No. 5040 | $61,706 – $67,075 pa The Gordon Darling Graduate Intern will be engaged in the areas of cataloguing,  acquisition documents and assisting with exhibition development and with an emphasis on web-based delivery of information on the Collection. Suitable applicants will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent and a demonstrated interest and knowledge of Australian Prints with a commitment to a career in print curatorship. Sound research skills, experience with database entry and a demonstrated knowledge of collection management databases, preferably KE EMu. This is a full time non-ongoing employment opportunity available for a period of 12 months from May 2014. Further information is available by contacting Roger Butler on(02) 6240 6414.  Information regarding eligibility requirements for employment at the Gallery together with documentation outlining duties and selection criteria which detail the skills, experience…

Symposium | Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse

Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse The University of Melbourne, September 1st-2nd, 2012 This symposium will explore the different ways that communities and individuals understood disaster and mass death in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the impact of human emotions in shaping these understandings. Speakers Dagmar Eichberger (Trier), John Gagné (Sydney), Sigrun Haude (Cincinnati), Fredrika Jacobs (Virginia Commonwealth), Erika Kuijpers (Leiden), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Dolly MacKinnon (UQ), Louise Marshall (Sydney), Una McIlvenna (Sydney), Gerrit Schenk (Heidelberg & Darmstadt), Peter Sherlock (MCD), Patricia Simons (Michigan – Ann Arbor), Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Texas at Austin), Jenny Spinks (Melbourne), Stephanie Trigg (Melbourne), Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) and Charles Zika (Melbourne) (full program below). Venue: Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, The University of Melbourne Dates: Saturday 1st   8.30 am – 6.00pm and Sunday 2 September 2012 9.00 am – 6.00 pm Convenors: Dr Jenny Spinks, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, School of…

Symposium: Print Matters at the Baillieu

Print Matters at the Baillieu Free One Day Symposium inspired by the Baillieu Library Print Collection Saturday 3rd September, 2011 Keynote speaker: Professor Sasha Grishin, Australian National University The Baillieu Library Print Collection includes some 8,000 prints – mostly etchings, engravings, mezzotints, lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings – that date from the fifteenth century to the twentieth. It is based on the gift of some 3,700 Old Master prints donated by Dr J. Orde Poynton in 1959 and which was further enhanced in 1964 with Harold Wright’s gift of half his Lionel Lindsay print collection and prints by his British contemporaries. The collection is principally for teaching and learning; a number of scholars had their first encounter with prints at the Baillieu Library and later emerged in print related institutions and projects such as those offered by the Harold Wright…

Call for Papers: Impressions of Colour: Rediscovering Colour in Early Modern Printmaking, ca 1400-1700

Call for Papers Impressions of Colour: Rediscovering Colour in Early Modern Printmaking, ca 1400-1700 Cambridge, 8-9 December 2011 The absence of colour has been long been considered a defining characteristic of early modern printmaking. Colour printing from the hundreds of years between the invention of the printing press and 1700, when Christophe Le Blon developed the three-colour method we use today, has been thought of as rare and extraordinary. However, new research has revealed that bright inks added commercial value, didactic meaning and visual emphasis to subjects as diverse as anatomy, art, astronomy, biology, cartography, medicine, militaria and polemics in both single-sheet prints and books. Despite the significance and scale of these discoveries, the bias against colour continues to dominate print scholarship; the colour in colour prints is often ignored. As the technology to disseminate images in their original colour…

Call for Papers: The Printed Image Within a Culture of Print 1400-1750

The Printed Image Within a Culture of Print: Prints, Publishing and the Early modern Arts in Europe, 1450 – 1700 Saturday, 9 April 2011, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London Call for Papers Deadline 10 January 2011 Website: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2010/summer/apr9_Printsconference.shtml From the fifteenth through the seventeenth century, the advent of print utterly changed the production of images. A repertoire of images of all kinds, from the crudest woodcut to the most virtuosic engraving, from broadsides of wonders and prodigies to pictures reproducing famous paintings and sculptures, was put into the hands of both image-makers and consumers of images. New possibilities for allusion and intertextuality came into being thanks to this bridge between the image and its publics. And the publication of printed images, a commercial venture, widened the spectrum of those who bought images, producing new kinds of viewers and readers.…

Talk and Launch: ‘The Three Ages of Terence’

The Three Ages of Terence Andrew Turner and Bernard Muir are launching the new Terence Digital Facsimile Edition (link below), called ‘The 3 Ages of Terence’. The talk will focus on the transformations of Terence’s plays from the Late Antique period through the Middle Ages and into the early stages of the print tradition. The features of the new DVD will also be demonstrated. This is the third lecture in an ongoing series focusing on the workings of the monastic scriptorium in the Middle Ages. Date: Monday 22 November at 6 pm Venue: University House, The University of Melbourne (Parkville) There will be drinks and snacks from 5.30 (free to members; $10 for other guests) and the talk will be followed by an optional dinner at the House. Please confirm your interest in attending by calling the House on 8344…

Talk TONIGHT – ‘Disasters in Print in Early Modern Europe’ Jenny Spinks and Charles Zika

Early Modern Circle Paper “Disasters in print in early modern Europe” A meeting of the Early Modern Circle for 2010 will take place TONIGHT Monday 20 September at 6.15pm in the Tutorial room, ground floor, Baillieu Library, the University of Melbourne. We will hear short papers by Jenny Spinks and Charles Zika on the topic of their work related to their ARC Discovery project “Reading the signs: disaster, apocalypse and demonology in European print culture, 1450-1700” (also held with Prof Sue Broomhall). See the ARC website here – http://earlymoderndisaster.wordpress.com/ Please come along for a drink and a stimulating discussion of early modern research. We welcome a gold coin donation towards drinks on the night. A group may go to dinner in Lygon Street afterwards. All Welcome For details of upcoming papers please see the Early Modern Circle website: http://www.amems.unimelb.edu.au/seminars/earlymoderncircle.html

Melbourne Prints online

Two new websites have just been launched that detail Melbourne based research into Early Modern prints. These websites have been developed with the assistance of a Scholarly Innovation Information Grant from the Baillieu Library. MELBOURNE PRINTS  – http://melbourneprints.wordpress.com/ The ‘Melbourne Prints’ website is being used to showcase a range of rare early modern books and prints held in the Baillieu Library. The aim of the site is to document and deepen knowledge of the content, material production and provenance of these cultural objects; to enable students from different disciplines to learn about methods and processes of their storage, conservation and display; to make this knowledge more accessible; to understand the material condition of these objects, as well as the nature of conservation, ongoing maintenance, storage and display; and to publicize the material to other students and scholars locally, nationally and…