Lectures & Events

Day 1: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2015

10 Mar 2015
  • Perth

ASA in conjunction with Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia

This evening is part of a rich lecture series that will immerse Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Australians Studying Abroad friends and travellers in educational and enjoyable stories of architecture, arts, gardens, travel and history delivered by Australian Studying Abroad (ASA) specialists. Please help us make this evening a success and invite your friends to join you.

 Iva-RosarioAn Evening with Dr Iva Rosario, Tuesday 10 March 2015

Following undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia in history, music and education, Dr Iva Rosario completed her doctorate at the University of Melbourne in 1997 in Fine Arts. In 2000 her thesis was published under the title, ‘Art and Propaganda. Charles IV of Bohmeia, 1346-1378’. She lives in Prague and continues to interest herself in a variety of projects associated with the visual arts. She also plays the organ at a major Prague basilica. Her latest project, an analysis of the sculptural decoration of the fortification tower of the Charles Bridge, is in anticipation of the 700-year-commemoration of the birth of Charles IV in 2016.

Pre-lecture Refreshments 6.00 – 6.30pm

Lecture | 6.30 – 7.30pm

Charles IV and the Rise of the Golden City of Prague in the 14th Century

From 1333 to 1378 Charles IV of Bohemia established himself as one of the most influential rulers in Europe. Early in his reign Charles began transforming Bohemia and its capital Prague into a fitting seat for his empire. As an erudite and well-travelled individual with an exceptional sensitivity for the visual arts, Charles transformed Prague into one of the most important and magnificent cities in fourteenth century Europe. Charles IV’s fascinating personality, a mixture of pragmatism and piety, left an indelible stamp on the city. In this lecture I trace the rise of Prague and simultaneously explore the personality of Charles IV, without whose vision and patronage we would not have the magnificent city of Prague today.

Bookings Essential

Please book online, or contact Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Tel       (08) 9492 6750
Email  friends@artgallery.wa.gov.au
Booking reference: F1501

Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. refreshments)

Central Institute of Technology
Lecture Theatre, Downstairs Building 1  (Entry off Museum Street)

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