Coffee lectures: Space in painting
With Georgina Cole
Georgina Cole, a popular lecturer in the Society’s art appreciation diploma series, presents this four-part course that explores how and why painters have represented three-dimensional spaces on two-dimensional planes in the history of art. Each week will examine the representation of space in painting, both as an essential visual device that creates an illusion of depth and situates the viewer in relation to the image, and as an essential part of the meaning of works of art.
Topics include the development of linear and aerial perspective in the Renaissance, illusionism and trompe l’oeil in the 17th century, the Rococo interior, and Cézanne’s transformations of the picture plane.
These lectures will give a fascinating insight into the vision and techniques of the world’s greatest artists.
Image: Brian Dunlop Interior (detail) Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 1970 © AGNSW
Thursdays 7–28 February 2013, 10am
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
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Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
The illusion of truth: Renaissance systems of perspective
Thursday 7 February 2013 10am – 11:30am
Breaking the frame: the seventeenth century
Thursday 14 February 2013 10am – 11:30am
Surface and sensation in Rococo painting
Thursday 21 February 2013 10am – 11:30am
The spaces of modern life
Thursday 28 February 2013 10am – 11:30am