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Converging on the Object: The Courtauld Metal Bag

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 by Michael Carter

By Clara Chivers The Converging on the Object symposium took place just before closing of The Courtauld Gallery exhibition Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq. ‘The Courtauld Bag’, a piece of Islamic metal work dated c.1300, is the … Continue reading

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Seventeenth-Century Oil Paintings on Canvas from Safavid Iran: People from ‘Parts Unknown’

Monday, 19 May, 2014 by Natasha Morris

As part of the pioneering Persian and Islamic arts lecture series at the Courtauld, eminent Persianist scholar Dr Eleanor Sims examined the case of ‘people from parts unknown’. The works in question were two suites of almost life-size oil paintings … Continue reading

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Flip, Linger, Glide: The Movements of Magazine Pictures and Their Publics c. 1915

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

  Jennifer Greenhill’s talk focused on the illustrations of early 20th -century female periodicals, especially the work of American illustrator Coles Phillips (1880-1927).  As owner of an advertising agency and illustrator of mass-consumption magazines, Phillips is a fitting character to … Continue reading

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War Memorials of the Great War: Britain, France, Germany: Jay Winter

Monday, 24 March, 2014 by Hannah Rutherford-Roke

People have died in thirty-one separate armed conflicts so far in 2014, the centary year of the outbreak of the Great War, thought at the time to be the war to end all wars. The fact so military conflict continues … 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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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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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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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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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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The Art of Collecting: Questioning Status and Practices

Friday, 21 June, 2013 by Megan N. Liberty

In this workshop, held on Thursday 13 June, Courtauld students Agathe Jacquemet and Amélie Timmermans set out to explore why and how people and organizations collect art. The afternoon began with a short video of three different collectors discussing why … Continue reading

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