Art Appreciation 2022 - Weddings in art: from Jan van Eyck to John Brack

Art Appreciation 2022 - Pomp and Ceremony

04 May 2022 - 04 August 2022 -
There are many different methodologies in art history and in this lecture we explore what could be termed the iconographic approach. While it may be impossible to ignore questions of style, technique and formal structure when analysing an artwork, an iconographical analysis uncovers the meaning and interpretation of an art object. Although this methodology is primarily restricted to figurative art, it does cover millennia in art history and sometimes it is possible to trace meanings inherent in an artwork that are culturally encoded and may not even be immediately apparent to the artist. In the lecture we examine the theme of ‘the wedding celebration’ and look at the work of a number of artists including Jan van Eyck, Giambattista Tiepolo and John Brack.

Professor Sashin Grishin AM, FAHA, is the author of more than 25 books including the definitive book Australian Art: A History. Sasha has shared his opinions on numerous exhibitions and artworks as the art critic for The Canberra Times for forty years. He has studied at universities in Melbourne, Moscow, London, Oxford and Canberra and is now an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra where he taught Art History from 1977 until 2015 and was appointed as the Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History in 2008. Sasha has also been the guest curator for exhibitions at national, state, university and regional galleries.

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