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Walter Crane and the Arts and Crafts Watercolour (Richard McDougall Lecture, 10th December 2013)

Thursday, 12 December, 2013 by James Alexander Cameron

I had been rather looking forward to the annual Richard McDougall lecture on British watercolours, as during my time at studying for a BA at Manchester in 2008, there was a particularly rewarding exhibition running at the Whitworth Art Gallery on Walter … Continue reading

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How to draw the wind …

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 by Niccola Shearman

Frank Davies Memorial Lecture Series, Art and Vision Science Double Echo: Exploring the Resonance Between Art and Science, Chris Drury, Tuesday 3 December 2013 Trace the flight of an Albatross circling the Antarctic over a period of eighteen months and use this … Continue reading

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Re-interpreting Aby Warburg: a 2013 conference in London on a 1905 lecture in Hamburg

Monday, 2 December, 2013 by Camilla Pietrabissa and Maeve O'Donnell-Morales

Dürer and Warburg: Interpreting Antiquity took place on 22 and 23 November 2013 at the Courtauld and the Warburg Institutes If Aby Warburg was obsessed with the unexpected eruption of ancient forms of extreme expression in Renaissance art and beyond, … Continue reading

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Turner and the Sea (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)

Sunday, 1 December, 2013 by Percy Darukhanawala

An exhibition of nineteenth-century marine paintings would not normally be the first port of call for my eye, one more accustomed to the sophistication of modernist primitivism and roughness. Canvases of yellow, varnished vessels on glass-blue seas – passing ships … Continue reading

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