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Art & Architecture

Acquaint yourself with some of Western civilisation’s most significant artists and art movements. Guided by our qualified and friendly tutors, discover art history, and with it new layers of beauty and meaning and learn how to look at art anew. Our premises are easily accessible by public transport and we offer the chance to become part of a community of life-long learners.

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Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a

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19 Oct

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The Renaissance in Italy: Art and Culture 1325-1550

The Italian Renaissance brought a new way of looking at the world and influenced European art up to the present day. This course explores developments in the visual arts and architecture as well as the new philosophical and literary ideas that underpinned them. SUGGESTED READING J.V. Field and Frank A.J.L. James, eds. Renaissance and Revolution:... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>The Italian Renaissance brought a new way of looking at the world and influenced European art up to the present day. This course explores developments in the visual arts and architecture as well

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21 Oct

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The Ottoman Renaissance 1413-1575

Discover the development of the Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, as well as other decorative arts such as Iznik ceramics and calligraphy. We also look at several contemporary discussions of architecture and its intersection with both state ideology and cultural identity. The Ottoman Renaissance is a topic of considerable originality... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Discover the development of the Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, as well as other decorative arts such as Iznik ceramics and calligraphy. We also look at several contemporary

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21 Oct

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The "Divine" Raphael

Born in the hill town of Urbino, in Italy’s Marches region, in only two decades Raphael had created an artistic legacy on par with his three great contemporaries Leonardo, Michelangelo and Titian. Yet Raphael’s greatest talent lay in his ability to absorb stylistic and technical lessons from numerous great painters, making them his own: the rich... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>Born in the hill town of Urbino, in Italy’s Marches region, in only two decades Raphael had created an artistic legacy on par with his three great contemporaries Leonardo, Michelangelo and Titian.

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26 Nov

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350 Years of Rembrandt's Women

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage will be celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on Rembrandt’s Women – loving and sensitive paintings of the important women in his life, magnificent commissions of society ladies and touching drawings of... [More]

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Ways of Seeing: Looking at Art and Architecture

What do we see when we visit a museum and examine a painting or sculpture? Too often we only notice a few things about the work. But there are many questions we might pose: In what ways does it please the eye? Do the colours soothe, or jar? What is a painted scene about and why did the artist choose to present it? And if we view a building, then... [More]

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Michelangelo meets Sinan: Representations of the Divine, Salvation and Paradise

The lecture seeks to explore the analogies of early modern Ottoman art aesthetics with the Renaissance in Italy through artists' thematic representations. The two artworks, Michelangelo’s fresco Last Judgement (1536-41) and Sinan’s use of the Iznik çini (tiles) in the Mosque Rustem Pasha (1560-61) respectively, physically manifest reflective... [More]

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