Showcasing Art History 2010-2011
AUTUMN TERM 2010:
The Real, the Ideal and the Abstract
Means and Ends of Image-Making in Western Art
During the autumn term, we explore the different ways in which Western artists have engaged with their external and internal worlds over the centuries. We investigate the philosophies and intentions behind radically different modes of art production, from the representation of a more or less ‘real’ or ideal ‘nature’ to the break-down of figuration in a number of influential avant-garde movements of the twentieth century.
Clare Richardson, Painting in Oil and Tempera: Van Eyck’s Secret?
Jim Harris, What Things Look Like: Donatello and the Surfaces of Sculpture
Dr Richard Williams, The Image of Elizabeth I: From Idealisation to Deification
Edward Payne, Ribera’s Realism
Dr Nancy Ireson, From the Beaux-Arts to the Bathers: rethinking early Seurat
Nicola Moorby, ‘Pictures of nothing': The development of Turner's late style
Dr Satish Padiyar, What is an Ideal Body? Ingres and the Nineteenth-Century Nude
Dr Caroline Levitt, Réalités nouvelles: from Cubism to Abstraction
Dr Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski, Abstract Expressionism
Dr Sarah James, Scratching the History of Man: The Real, the Ideal and the Abstract in Two Cold War ‘Photo-Essays’
SPRING TERM 2011:
Europe and the wider world
Artistic exchanges and cross-currents from antiquity to the twentieth century
In the spring term, we investigate how artists throughout history have crossed national and cultural or religious boundaries and have absorbed important stylistic and thematic influences from other traditions. We explore artistic exchanges both within Europe and between the Western and Eastern worlds.
Dr Peter Stewart, From Rome to Afghanistan? The Mystery of Gandhara Sculpture
Dr Cecily Hennessy, Syria and its cross-currents
Dr Rose Walker, Christian and Islamic Arts in Early Medieval Spain
Dr Marta Ajmar, From Turkish carpets to Genoese porcelletta: Globalization and the Domestic Interior in Renaissance Italy
Dr Ursula Weekes, The Great Mughals and the Art of Europe
Gail Turner, How Spanish is Spanish Art?
Dr Richard Williams, Rogier van der Weyden and Italian Renaissance Art
Dr Claire O’Mahony, A Modern Eden: Japonisme in nineteenth-century Art and Design
Dr Michael Douglas-Scott, Renaissance Venice and Print Culture
SUMMER TERM 2011
The Medieval and Renaissance Collections at The Courtauld Gallery
The summer term lectures aim to give you detailed insights into a number of outstanding works in The Courtauld Gallery, which will help us to explore important aspects of medieval and Renaissance art production more widely.
Professor John Lowden, Courtauld Ivories and the (Courtauld) Ivories Project
Dr Joanna Cannon, A fourteenth-century panel painting of St Lawrence and an artist with two names: investigating the Maestro di Figline/Master of the Fogg Pietà
Dr Jim Harris, André Beauneveu’s Virgin and Child [please note that this is a change of lecturer]
Dr Scott Nethersole, Sandro Botticelli’s Trinity altarpiece
Dr Stephanie Buck, Renaissance drawings at The Courtauld Gallery