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Monthly Archives for October 2013


Paul Klee: Making Visible (Tate Modern)

Thursday, 31 October, 2013 by Vincent Marquis

Tate Modern’s freshest exhibition traces the artistic career of Paul Klee, commonly considered one of the most highly regarded artists of the early twentieth century. Beginning in Munich in the years 1912-13 through to the artist’s last years in Switzerland … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing

Monday, 28 October, 2013 by Niccola Shearman

“Visual Insights: What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain” Professor Margaret Livingstone, Tuesday 22 October 2013. For the second Frank Davis memorial lecture of 2013, the Courtauld community and guests were given a privileged glimpse into the workings of … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I and her People (National Portrait Gallery)

Sunday, 27 October, 2013 by Harry Laughland

Elizabeth I has been somewhat overshadowed by her namesake in recent years, but the curatorial team at the National Portrait Gallery, led by Tarnya Cooper, have sought to reestablish her as the mighty monarch she once was, as well as … Continue reading

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British Drawings: 1600 to the Present Day (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 by Thomas Mouna

A brief look through the Courtauld Institute’s course options paints a bleak picture for the study of British art. Italy and France dominate and I dare say an exhibition presenting graphic works from one of these more celebrated artistic nations … Continue reading

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Facing The Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 (National Gallery)

Sunday, 20 October, 2013 by Costanza Beltrami

I’ve always thought that the National Gallery could have a better temporary exhibition space – but this time its underground location was less of a weakness and more of a metaphor. For if history tells the breakdown of a liberal … Continue reading

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ART IN THE FACE OF TRAUMA (SACRED TRADITIONS AND THE ARTS SEMINAR, 15th OCTOBER 2013)

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 by James Alexander Cameron

Sacred Traditions and the Arts is one of the Research Forum’s consistently exciting ventures, organised jointly with King’s College London to create a dialogue between art history and theology. Glenn Sujo (G. F. Watts Associate Artist) warned us that his … Continue reading

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Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm (Tate Britain)

Saturday, 12 October, 2013 by Thomas Hughes

There are many ‘Histories’ to destroying British art, perhaps too many for this expansive exhibition of over 500 years. The main problem is that works with similar or contrasting messages are isolated from one another, and the chronological narrative is … Continue reading

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Throwing shapes in the Kenneth Clark lecture theatre

Friday, 11 October, 2013 by Niccola Shearman

Tuesday 8 October 2013, First Frank Davis lecture on ‘Part-Whole relationships in Vision Science’, given by Professor Johan Wagemans, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, KU Leuven Michael Baxandall commented that perception is 95% hardwired and 5% cultural; with most of our … Continue reading

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