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Monthly Archives for November 2013


Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice (Thursday 21st November)

Sunday, 24 November, 2013 by James Alexander Cameron

They say architecture is “frozen music”, but this week has been a particularly noisy one for this art historian. First there was the Liturgy in History study day at Queen Mary University, where both the seminar room in Whitechapel and then St. … Continue reading

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Engulfed and in Motion

Friday, 22 November, 2013 by Niccola Shearman

Regine Rapp, Art Laboratory Berlin: Some notes on the Phenomenon of Perception in Contemporary Installation art, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 In a continuation of this term’s investigations into the relationship between art and perception, this week’s Frank Davis Lecture concerned the … Continue reading

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Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain (British Library)

Friday, 22 November, 2013 by Esther van der Hoorn

Georgians Revealed, currently on at the British Library, marks the 300th anniversary of the accession of George I in 1714. The king and his successors would lend their name to a period in British history characterised either as vulgar and … Continue reading

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The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure (The Courtauld Gallery)

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 by Laura Llewellyn

The Courtauld’s latest exhibition offers a glimpse into the formative years of an irrefutable giant of the German Renaissance. Centring on Dürer’s so-called Wanderjahre, something akin to an extended gap year, it tracks Dürer’s four-yearlong travels in the Upper Rhineland … Continue reading

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Like an Eggshell minus its eggs: Frieze Art Fair 2013

Monday, 11 November, 2013 by Sarah Hegenbart

The Belgian conceptual artist Marcel Broodthaers once pondered about the question of how art contains meaning for its viewers. When looking at his beautifully fragile eggs exhibited at Hauser & Wirth at this year’s Frieze, one might wonder whether such … Continue reading

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The Beholder’s Gaze: What do our eyes see when we look at pictures? (5th November 2013)

Sunday, 10 November, 2013 by Camilla Pietrabissa

Does pictorial composition lead the beholder’s gaze when looking at pictures? Is abstract art a universal language? Is artistic perception culturally-based? Issues of art reception are central to the research of Professor Raphael Rosenberg, invited to speak at the third … Continue reading

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Daumier: Visions of Paris (Royal Academy of Arts)

Friday, 8 November, 2013 by Aimee Rubensteen

Since its founding in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts intended to create a venue to promote the exhibition and education of visual art. The Academy continues to teach the public with their new exhibition, Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris. … Continue reading

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Every picture tells a story

Thursday, 7 November, 2013 by Niccola Shearman

The Newsreel, the Daredevil and the Cameraman: character and play in the interwar newsreel, by Dr Sara Beth Levavy. Modern and Contemporary Seminar, Monday 4 November. With a focus on the pivotal role of the cameraman in the newsreel films … Continue reading

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Fifth Early Modern Symposium: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period (27th October 2013)

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 by Camilla Pietrabissa and James Alexander Cameron

Convened annually by two PhD students from the Courtauld, the Early Modern Symposium is an opportunity for scholars of all levels to give papers covering a period of almost three centuries, from around 1550 to 1800, and to discuss theoretical … Continue reading

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Artist’s Talk: Shirin Neshat

Friday, 1 November, 2013 by Camilla Pietrabissa

Thursday, 24 October 2013 Artists’ talks provide both the chance to observe an artist’s public self-fashioning, and to venture behind the scenes of art production. Shirin Neshat’s profuse account of her professional trajectory insists on the collaborative origin of her … Continue reading

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