Lectures & Events

Day 2: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2015

19 Apr 2015
  • Perth

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

This day 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 day a success and invite your friends to join you.

 Bernard-HoffertAn Afternoon with Bernard Hoffert, Sunday 19 April 2015

Emeritus Professor Bernard Hoffert was formally Associate Dean in the Faculty of Art and Design, with responsibility for the Faculty’s Higher Degree by Research program and the Faculty’s International and External profile. He contributed to the development of the Monash University Centre in Prato Italy and developed the extensive art and design study program at the Centre. He has lectured and written on art and design in Italy over many years and has published traditional and studio based research related to Italy. He has worked with ASA for more than 30 years, taking tours to all parts of Italy including Sicily.

Lecture 1 | 2.00 – 3.00pm

The Hidden Renaissance: Forgotten Masterpieces of Tuscany

With the focus of the Renaissance on Florence and its major attractions, many important art, design and architectural works receive little or no attention, both in Florence and in other Tuscan cities. Many major developments in art and architecture occurred in various other locations around Tuscany: the magnificent frescoes and architecture in Prato, the monuments of Pistoia, the Piccolomini Library in Siena, the House museum, the Spanish Chapel and Dominican Pharmacy in Florence. This lecture uses these and other examples to explore the broader legacy of the Renaissance.

Afternoon Tea | 3.00 – 3.30pm

Lecture 2 | 3.30 – 4.30pm

Mosaics and Magnificence: The Spectacle of Colour in Venetian Art, Architecture, and Design

It is the brilliance of colour which marks out Venice and its visual culture. This lecture argues that Venice developed this identity from the impact of trade and the vast commercial network it established through Byzantium, China, India, the Middle East and Europe. Examples of mosaic, textiles, glass and painting will be used to demonstrate how the rich and extravagant colour spectacle of Venice came about.

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


Both Lectures – Members $50/ Non-members $60 (inc. afternoon tea)
One Lecture –    Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. afternoon tea)

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