October

'Getting Medieval.’ The Making of the 'Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547’ Exhibition
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series Part 1 of 9
Tue 14 Oct, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Professor Richard Marks
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, The Courtauld Institute of Art



Episcopal Art, Patronage and Family, 1450-1550
Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Part 1 of 4
Thu 16, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Kate Heard (St John’s College, Cambridge)
Further Information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, Courtauld Institute of Art



Material Curtains and Metaphorical Veils in the Art of the Renaissance

Mon 20, 15.30-16.30
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Paul Hills, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Further Information
: As part of his seminar series for 1st year PhD students, Professor Paul Hills presents the first of two open lectures (the second to be held on Monday 17 November)



Romancing the Father: The Policeman’s Daughter (Paula Rego)
Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar
Part 1 of 6
Mon 20, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Ruth Rosengarten
Further Information
: Organised by Prof. Mignon Nixon, Courtauld Institute of Art



The Impact of Burgundian Court Ceremonial and Habitus on Netherlandish Painting c.1450-1480
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series
Part 2 of 9
Tue 21, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Robert Suckale
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, The Courtauld Institute of Art



Bill Viola Conference

Wed 22, 14.00-17.45
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speakers
:
14.00-14.15: Introduction and welcome by James Cuno, Director, Courtauld Institute of Art
14.15-14.45: "Representing the Passions from Bamberg Cathedral to Bill Viola"
Richard Meyer, University of Southern California, editor of Representing the Passions: Histories, bodies, visions, author of Outlaw Representation: Censorship and homosexuality in 20th-century American Art
14.50-15.20: "Gallery Space and Transcendental Style"
Annette Kuhn, University of Lancaster, co-editor of Screen, author of Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination
15.25-15.55: "Projected Video Journeys: The Mental Image Viewed as Reality"
Marty St James, video artist University of Hertfordshire
16.00-16.30: "Bill Viola at the National Gallery"
Alex Sturgis, Curator, The National Gallery
16.30-17.45: Discussion, followed by drinks in the Courtauld Reception area
Further Information
: Following this conference, Bill Viola will be giving a talk at the National Gallery from 6.30pm. Book a ticket for this talk and the conference (from the National Gallery — details as above) at the special rate of £14 (£6 students)



Hubert Damisch in Conversation
Fri 24, 10.30-18.30
Tate Britain Auditorium
Speaker
: Hubert Damisch, Stephen Bann, Margaret Iversen, John Goodman, Stephen Melville, Yve-Alain Bois
Further Information
: This conference, organised by Oxford Art Journal and Tate Britain, brings the speakers together to discuss the impact of Damisch’s writing upon the theorisation and practices of visual analysis and interpretation.
This event is supported by: the Courtauld Institute Research Forum, Birkbeck College School of History of Art, Film, and Visual Media, Middlesex University, Wimbledon School of Art, University College London and Oxford University Press



"Intellectual Formation" Seminar
Mon 27, 17.00-19.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Hubert Damisch, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Further Information:
Speakers - all very distinguished senior scholars
representing a diversity of training and specialist interests -
participating in this new series of seminars will lead discussions about
the formative texts, individuals, and experiences that informed their work
over the decades of their careers



Fifteenth-century Stained Glass and Art at the Court of Charles VI and Charles VII. Stained Glass and the Other Arts: Resemblances and Dissimilarities
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series
Part 3 of 9
Tue 28, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Dr Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, The Courtauld Institute of Art



 

November 2003

A "Neue Sachlichkeit" Staging of Wagner’s Flying Dutchman at the Krolloper - one of the greatest theatre scandals of the Weimar years
Modern and Contemporary Research SeminarPart 2 of 6
Mon 3, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Isabel Boldry
Further Information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art


The Survival of the Thirteenth-Century Cathedral in Late Gothic Art
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series Part 4 of 9
Tue 4, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Professor Peter Kurmann
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, The Courtauld Institute of Art


The Douanier as Medium? Henri Rousseau and Spiritualism
Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar
Part 3 of 6
Mon 10, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Nancy Ireson
Further Information
: Organised by Prof. Mignon Nixon, Courtauld Institute of Art


Gothic and Non-Gothic in Fifteenth-Century Cracow: the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Wawel Cathedral
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series Part 5 of 9
Tue 11, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Dr Robert Maniura
Further Information: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, The Courtauld Institute of Art


The Memorial Context of Gundrada’s Tombstone
Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Part 2 of 4
Thu 13, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Dr Elisabeth van Houts (Emmanuel College Cambridge)
Further Information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art


The Body in Titian
Mon 17, 16.00-17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Paul Hills, Courtauld Institute of Art
Further Information
: As part of his seminar series for 1st year PhD students, Professor Paul Hills presents the second of two open lectures


Before Pop: The Independent Group’s Encounter with Positivism, or Designing the Modern Spectator
Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar
Part 4 of 6
Mon 17, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Isabelle Moffatt
Further Information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art


Body v. Book: the Trope of Visibility in Images of Christian-Jewish Polemic
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series
Part 6 of 9
Tue 18, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Hamburger
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, Courtauld Institute of Art


Rubens: Brains and Brushwork
Rubens Lecture Series Part 1 of 3
Wed 19, 17.30-18.30
Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery
Speaker: Nico van Hout, Rubenianum
Further Information
: This is the first of three lectures to mark the exhibition in the Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House, Peter Paul Rubens: A Touch of Brilliance: Oil Sketches and related works from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, and the Courtauld Institute and the Rubens display in Room 29 at the National Gallery centred on The Massacre of the Innocents. The lecture series is organised jointly by the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Gallery


Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Thu 20, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 3 of 4 — The Geometry of Tower Planning for St Stephens in Vienna
Speaker
: Professor Robert Bork (University of Iowa)
Further Information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art


Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series
Tue 25, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 7 of 9 — England, Europe and the Art of the Book, c.1399 to c.1547
Speaker
: Professor Jonathan Alexander
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, Courtauld Institute of Art


"Intellectual Formation" Seminar
Wed 26, 16.00-18.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Craig Clunas, School of Oriental and African Studies
Further Information:
Speakers - all very distinguished senior scholars
representing a diversity of training and specialist interests -
participating in this new series of seminars will lead discussions about
the formative texts, individuals, and experiences that informed their work
over the decades of their careers


Rubens Lecture Series
Wed 26, 17.30-18.30
Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery
Part 2 of 3 — Rubens’s Banqueting Hall Cycle: The Preparatory Work
Speaker
: Gregory Martin
Further Information: This is the second of three Rubens lectures organised jointly with the Courtauld Institute. Gregory Martin discusses Rubens great Banqueting Hall Cycle and the prepatory studies for it. Gregory Martin worked as an assistant keeper at the National Gallery in the 1960s, and was then a Director at Christie’s specialising in Old Master paintings. His volume of the Corpus Rubenianum on the Banqueting Hall will be published shortly


Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Thu 27, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 4 of 4 — "In memory of the heroic and pious Stephan Schlick (+1526), the founder of Joachimstal": Master I.P. and Court Representation under Ludwig Jagiello, King of Bohemia and Hungary
Speaker
: Professor Jiri Fajt (Technical University Berlin/University of Leipzig)
Further Information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art



December 2003

Three Old SAGS: S..G. Cook, The Salaried Architects Group, and "The Sags" - a Comic Strip by Eric Parge and Bryan Reading
Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar Part 5 of 6
Mon 1, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Christopher Pierce
Further Information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art



Grünewald and the Isenheim Altarpiece
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series Part 8 of 9

Tue 2, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Christian Heck
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, Courtauld Institute of Art


Rubens and his black kings
Rubens Lecture Series
Part 3 of 3
Wed 3, 17.30-18.30
Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery
Speaker: Elizabeth McGrath
Further Information
: Rubens’s paintings of the Adoration of the Magi are remarkable in many ways, not least in the character and variety of their black kings. This talk aims it explore the extent to which Rubens based these splendid figures on real models, with particular reference to an early sketch of a turbaned 'moor’ which is on loan to the National Gallery. This is the final lecture in the series on Rubens organised jointly with the Courtauld Institute. Elizabeth McGrath is Curator of the Photographic Collection of the Warburg Institute and a Professor in the History of Art at the University of London. She has published on Renaissance iconography, on humanism, and above all, on Rubens and his work


Peter Paul Rubens: A Touch of Brilliance
Rubens Study Morning

Sat 6, 10.15-13.15
Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery
Speaker: Speakers include Dr Christopher Brown, Director of the Ashmolean Museum; Dr Joanna Woodall, Deputy Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, and David Jaffé and Lois Oliver from the National Gallery
Further Information
: To coincide with the Rubens display in Room 29 of the National Gallery, including The Massacre of the Innocents, and the exhibition at the Courtauld Institute, Peter Paul Rubens: A Touch of Brilliance, this study morning examines aspects of Rubens’s early work, his working methods and use of preliminary studies, and his fluid and dazzling oil sketches


Everything Seemed Possible: Landmarks in British Sculpture, 1970-2000
Modern and Contemporary Research Seminar
Part 6 of 6
Mon 8, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Richard Cork
Further Information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art


The Divinity School at Oxford and the Grand Narrative of Perpendicular Architecture
Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series Part 9 of 9
Tue 9, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Dr Christopher Wilson
Further Information
: This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Late Gothic in Europe. Connexions and Contrasts, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, The Courtauld Institute of Art