This lecture, in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Classics at King’s College London, will explore the ways in which modern artists may help us not merely to understand, but genuinely to see the beauty of classical form. It takes as a test case the art of Frederic Leighton (a nineteenth-century painter so often treated with condescension as the last of the ‘academic classicists’).See more details >
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Call for papers - University of Toronto 2017 Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium: ‘The Secret Arts and the Art of Secrets: Exploring the conjunction between art and esotericism’
This interdisciplinary graduate symposium strives to provide a forum for graduate students (MA, PhD) to present their work on the ‘esoteric’ in art. Submissions across disciplines and time periods are welcome, including works related (but not limited) to topics such as: symbolism, hermeticism, the ‘hidden and the revealed’ in art.See more details >
The Roman landscape painter Nino Costa was one of the most international Italian painters of his time, establishing a circle of English artists who co-founded the Etruscan School of Art. This seminar explores how transnational exchange between artists shaped the distinctive Etruscan-style views of Italy.See more details >
During WW2 a team of over 230 ‘camoufleurs’, including some of the leading artists of the era was assembled to help protect civil installations by creating camouflage schemes which concealed the target. This seminar helps tell their story, where in their leisure time they produced paintings showing their camouflage work.See more details >
Coinciding with the major exhibition, Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) and in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, the RWA presents an interdisciplinary one-day symposium.See more details >
The West Dean Tapestry Studio invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at its bi-annual symposium.See more details >
This two-day symposium will explore new critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006).
Susan Stewart, Princeton University
Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
Drew Milne, University of Cambridge
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Much has changed since critic James Elkins published On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art (2004). This symposium explores the rich place of the sacred in contemporary visual culture, with the aim of contributing to a vibrant field that has begun meaningfully to address art’s engagement with religion.See more details >
Friday 25 November, Courtauld Institute of Art, 6 - 7.30pm, FREE
Prompted by recent events surrounding the History of Art A Level, a panel will discuss the causes, consequences and clamour surrounding the announcement how we got to where we are, what action should be taken to move things forward. More details
Call for papers - The Art of the Network: Visualising Social Relationships, 1400 - 1600 (Annual Renaissance Postgraduate Symposium)
Call for Papers for an upcoming interdisciplinary conference exploring the ways in which social networks were rendered visible in the Renaissance period through art and architecture.See more details >