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	Image: Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) Mars being disarmed by Venus and the three graces 1824 (detail), Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

Diploma lecture series 2013

Revolution to romanticism: European art and culture c1750–1850

After the glories of the court and the beauty and sophistication of baroque and rococo art that dominated the art appreciation lecture series last year, this year’s rich and varied course plunges us into the heart of the turbulent period that shaped European history and culture. Witness the great ideals proclaimed, the old order destroyed, society reformed, empires formed and lost, and art transformed, first by the passion for antiquity, then the turbulence of Romanticism, and finally by the impulses of modernity.

If the storming of the Bastille was the enduring symbol of a long and complex process, revolution of course didn’t just happen on one day on the streets of Paris, or as Louis XVI went to the guillotine. The revolutionary process was a complex beast, setting in train many shifts in the political regime, more than a decade of war, and enabling the rise (and fall) of Napoleon’s astonishing Empire. Nor did it emerge from nowhere; indeed it was prefigured in the Atlantic Revolt that spurred the American Independence, with its declarations of human rights and aspiration to freedom from arbitrary impositions.

The course, ranging as it does across painting, sculpture and architecture, promises to be a highly stimulating journey into the heart of a troubled and turbulent epoch, one which was seminal to so many of our modern ideas and concepts. Self, Nation, Landscape, the Sublime – all these key ideas in modern culture were shaped in these momentous decades, which also produced some of the most stunning and beautiful art of the Western tradition.

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Image: Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) Mars being disarmed by Venus and the three graces 1824 (detail), Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

Various Wednesdays 6pm
Various Thursdays 1pm
30 January – 28 November 2013
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Full year: non-member $740, member $530
Per term: non-member $310, member $220
Per lecture: non-member $35, member $25

Term 1: 30 Jan – 25 Apr
Term 2: 5 Jun – 15 Aug
Term 3: 21 Aug – 14 Nov
Test/essay due: 20 & 21 Nov
Extra lecture: 27 & 28 Nov

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Cancellations:
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With full year or per term tickets, there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable.

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

Related gallery: European galleries

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The rise of public art: exhibitions and spectacles in the late 18th century

Mark Ledbury

 

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Wednesday 30 January 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 31 January 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Rattling chairs and hooting owls: Fuseli and the Gothick

Craig Judd

 

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Wednesday 6 February 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 7 February 2013 1pm – 2pm
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From Pompeii to the Elgin marbles

Christopher Allen

 

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Wednesday 13 February 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 14 February 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Goya

Michael Hill

 

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Wednesday 20 February 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 21 February 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Science and spectacle in the work of Joseph Wright of Derby

Georgina Cole

 

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Wednesday 27 February 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 28 February 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Surface and sensation in Rococo painting

Georgina Cole

Change to schedule. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mark Ledbury is unable to deliver his lecture on 6 & 7 March as originally advised. His lecture has been rescheduled to 27 & 28 November. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

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Wednesday 6 March 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 7 March 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Women artists of the revolutionary period

Lorraine Kypiotis

 

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Wednesday 13 March 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 14 March 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Lively touches and surprising effects: the art of Thomas Gainsborough

Georgina Cole

 

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Wednesday 20 March 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 21 March 2013 1pm – 2pm
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His pencil too warm: Joshua Reynolds and the art of celebrity

Mark de Vitis

 

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Wednesday 27 March 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 28 March 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Catherine the Great

Jennifer Milam

 

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Wednesday 17 April 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 18 April 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Icy perfection: Antonio Canova and neo-classical sculpture

Brian Ladd

 

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Wednesday 24 April 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 25 April 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Winckelmann and the beginning of neo-classicism in Rome

Christopher Allen

 

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Wednesday 5 June 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 6 June 2013 1pm – 2pm
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David and the revolution

Mark Ledbury

 

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Wednesday 12 June 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 13 June 2013 1pm – 2pm
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William Blake’s 'divine imagination'

Josephine Touma

Tutorial: Wednesday 19 June, 5pm or Thursday 20 June, 11am.
Members lounge boardroom.
Please note this is optional for students wishing to prepare for the diploma.

 

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Wednesday 19 June 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 20 June 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Collecting and the birth of the museum

Christopher Marshall

 

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Wednesday 26 June 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 27 June 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Ruins and romanticism

Georgina Cole

 

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Wednesday 3 July 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 4 July 2013 1pm – 2pm
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In the court of the sultans: European visions of Constantinople

Andrew Yip

Slide revision: Wednesday evening series 10 July, 5pm.
Domain Theatre.
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Wednesday 10 July 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 11 July 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Caspar David Friedrich and the art of the sublime

Jacqueline Strecker

Slide revision: Thursday lunchtime series 18 July, 11am.
Domain Theatre.
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Wednesday 17 July 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 18 July 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Dressing an empire: Napoleon’s style politics

Mark de Vitis

 

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Wednesday 24 July 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 25 July 2013 1pm – 2pm
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The classical tradition reconsidered: John Soane and Henri Labrouste

Peter Kohane

 

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Wednesday 31 July 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 1 August 2013 1pm – 2pm
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The art of nature: British landscape watercolours

Cathy Leahy

 

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Wednesday 7 August 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 8 August 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Corot and plein-air painting

Michelle Hiscock

 

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Wednesday 14 August 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 15 August 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Noble beyond expression: neo-classicism in America

Jane Clark

 

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Wednesday 21 August 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 22 August 2013 1pm – 2pm
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The life and line of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Mark de Vitis

 

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Wednesday 28 August 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 29 August 2013 1pm – 2pm
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A taste for scandal: the English regency

Craig Judd

Tutorials: Wednesday 4 September, 5pm or Thursday 5 September, 11am.
Members lounge boardroom.
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Wednesday 4 September 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 5 September 2013 1pm – 2pm
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The everyday aesthetics of Danish and Biedermeier art in the early 19th century

Jacqueline Strecker

 

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Wednesday 11 September 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 12 September 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Invoking the wisdom and the ancient authority of Vitruvius: Charles Robert Cockerell’s classical principals of architecture

Peter Kohane

 

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Wednesday 18 September 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 19 September 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Constable and Turner: the pastoral and the sublime

Lorraine Kypiotis

Change to schedule: This was originally advertised as Gericault and Delacroix: romanticism and sensation with Chiara O’Reilly, which is now on 16 & 17 October

 

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Wednesday 9 October 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 10 October 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Gericault and Delacroix: romanticism and sensation

Chiara O’Reilly

Change to schedule: This was originally advertised as Constable and Turner: the pastoral and the sublime with Lorraine Kypiotis, which is now on 9 & 10 October

 

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Wednesday 16 October 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 17 October 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Romanticism and the portrait

Christopher Allen

 

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Wednesday 23 October 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 24 October 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Romanticism and nature

Chiara O’Reilly

 

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Wednesday 30 October 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 31 October 2013 1pm – 2pm
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The beginnings of modernism in the industrial revolution

Michael Hill

Change to schedule: This was originally advertised as Mechanical or organic life: John Ruskin’s theory of labour with Peter Kohane, which is now on 13 & 14 November

 

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Wednesday 6 November 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 7 November 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Mechanical or organic life: John Ruskin’s theory of labour

Peter Kohane

Change to schedule: This was originally advertised as The beginnings of modernism in the industrial revolution with Michael Hill, which is now on 6 & 7 November

 

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Wednesday 13 November 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 14 November 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Diploma slide test and essays due

Wednesday evening series – 20 November 2013, 6pm
Thursday lunchtime series – 21 November 2013, 11am
Domain Theatre
Essays due on same dates

 

Wednesday 20 November 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 21 November 2013 1pm – 2pm
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Late David

Mark Ledbury

This extra lecture has been added to the series due to the cancellation of Mark Ledbury’s original lecture on 6 & 7 March 2013. If you subscribed to the full year or all of term 1, we will contact you about attending or please call us. Single tickets are also available for 27 November.

Please note this is not part of the diploma.

 

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Wednesday 27 November 2013 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 28 November 2013 1pm – 2pm
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