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Geoff Nuttall’s lecture ‘Paolo Guinigi and Palla Strozzi: Lucchese Influence in Early Renaissance Florence’

Friday, 24 May, 2013 by Amy Bubb

Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi, 1423 On Wednesday 15th May scholars gathered to hear Geoff Nuttall present Paolo Guinigi and Palla Strozzi: Lucchese Influence in Early Renaissance Florence. Nuttall has just completed his PhD on the artistic patronage … Continue reading

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History of Photography Seminar: Image and the Abyss

Friday, 24 May, 2013 by Kerry Doran

Toronto-based visual artist Annie MacDonell gave a compelling lecture-meets-artist’s talk, discussing her work in an open-forum manner at the Research Forum on 1 May. She began by reading her interpretation of two pivotal postmodernist texts, Craig Owen’s ‘Photography en abyme’ … Continue reading

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Memorabilia from an Age of Troublemaking – Liu Dahong and Katie Hill in Conversation

Friday, 17 May, 2013 by Megan N. Liberty

Chinese contemporary artist Liu Dahong began his presentation on 30 April by stating that he has lived through three dynasties—the first being Chairman Mao’s reign, the second when he left power, and the third the current regime. He explained that … Continue reading

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Beyond the Western Mediterranean: Materials, Techniques and Artistic Production, 650-1500

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 by Anabelle Gambert-Jouan

On Saturday 20 April 2013, scholars gathered at The Courtauld Institute of Art for Beyond the Western Mediterranean: Materials, Techniques and Artistic Production, 650-1500, organised by Sarah Guérin (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Mariam Rosser Owen (Victoria and Albert … Continue reading

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Giotto’s Circle and Medieval Work in Progress: ‘Illuminated Manuscripts: Art and Science’

Sunday, 28 April, 2013 by Ashitha Nagesh

The new research presented by Dr Stella Panayotova (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) at the Research Forum on 24 April 2013 is a perfect summation of the huge advances being made in the field of manuscript studies thanks to exponentially rapid developments … Continue reading

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Utopia III: Contemporary Russian Art and the Ruins of Utopia

Friday, 5 April, 2013 by Lola Weddleton

In February, I attended the Utopia III conference held through the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre. The conference was the third in a series addressing the theme of ‘utopia’ within Russian art, with each focusing on a different time period; … Continue reading

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Natalia Murray on the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the Quest for the New Art

Friday, 15 March, 2013 by Anne-Marie Tong

At the end of January, Natalia Murray spoke about ‘The Proletarian Art Enigma’ as part of the Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar. She began with the social and historical background of the Russian Revolution of 1917—aimed at establishing a homogenous … Continue reading

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Mark Cheetham, ‘Landscape & Language: from Conceptualism to Ecoaesthetics’ and Mark with Mariele Neudecker, ‘Re-Inventing Landscape Traditions for the Present’

Monday, 11 March, 2013 by Tom Balfe

In the late 1960s, the N. E. Thing Co., a Canadian art collective, produced a series of interventions exploring the connection between landscape and language. They set up road signs next to nondescript stretches of countryside with messages like ‘You … Continue reading

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Martin Myrone, ‘“Like a great circus tent”: folk art, art history and the museum’

Friday, 1 March, 2013 by Tom Balfe

It can be easy to forget how restricted a view of art production most of us really have. The works sitting pretty in our major museums and galleries are the towering emergent trees in our cultural ecosystem; while often wholly … Continue reading

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Toshio Watanabe: Ryoanji Garden as the Epitome of Zen Culture

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 by Tim Satterthwaite

The final lecture in the 2012 Frank Davis Lecture Series was given by Prof Toshio Watanabe, from the University of the Arts, London. At its centre was an extraordinary object, the Ryoanji Garden in Kyoto, regarded as one of the finest … Continue reading

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