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Introduction to Art History: France through the Ages

Art History is a window to the past to understand social and cultural history. Over the centuries, France has played a leading role in the cultural life of Europe from the emergence of Roman and Gothic architecture to the rebellious Impressionists, creating masterpieces that gave a new meaning to the concept of art. The art forms that will be reviewed are: painting, sculpture and architecture. SUGGESTED READING The Story of Art, E.H. Gombrich The Met, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Introduction to Art History: France through the Ages

<p>Art History is a window to the past to understand social and cultural history. Over the centuries, France has played a leading role in the cultural life of Europe from the emergence of Roman and

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Rodin: The Father of Modern Sculpture

Born in obscurity, Auguste Rodin spent years labouring as an ornamental sculptor before success and scandal set him on the road to international fame. By the time of his death, on November 17th 1917 he was likened to Michelangelo, having an enormous influence on sculptors of his day. He is today recognised as the father of modern sculpture. This session will look at the most famous works, as well as the more private and intimate works and drawings, and elaborate on his conceptual... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Rodin: The Father of Modern Sculpture

Born in obscurity, Auguste Rodin spent years labouring as an ornamental sculptor before success and scandal set him on the road to international fame. By the time of his death, on November 17th 1917

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Paradigms of the Baroque: The Art of Italy and the Dutch Golden Age

Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Baroque art of Italy in the south of Europe reflected the patronage of the Catholic Church. Whilst it was extremely important to Italian society, it also influenced other parts of Europe. In parallel, the Dutch Golden Age was at its zenith and was influenced by, and at the same time, rejected many Italian traditions. In this series, two art historians who specialise in Italian and Dutch art respectively have joined together to... [More]
$298 Limited inc GST / $268
Paradigms of the Baroque: The Art of Italy and the Dutch Golden Age

<p>Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Baroque art of Italy in the south of Europe reflected the patronage of the Catholic Church. Whilst it was extremely important to Italian

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Josephine Bonaparte: Style-Maker of the Empire Era

Excavations at Herculaneum (1738) and Pompeii (1748) lead to a fascination with motifs of the neo-classic French Directoire and Empire periods. Josephine and Napoléon Bonaparte together conquered the style of Europe with her extravagant decorative styles said to reflect his triumphs through laurel wreaths, stars, eagles and the imperial Napoléonic bees. Hieroglyphic motifs came from the Egypt campaign of 1795 to 1799. Napoléon visited the French textile, porcelain and furniture... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Josephine Bonaparte: Style-Maker of the Empire Era

Excavations at Herculaneum (1738) and Pompeii (1748) lead to a fascination with motifs of the neo-classic French Directoire and Empire periods. Josephine and Napoléon Bonaparte together conquered the

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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 about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art and gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful and... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

<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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