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Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600 2018
Ed. Anne Dunlop
Join us for the launch Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200–1600 Ed. Prof Anne Dunlop. Launched by A Prof Robert W. Gaston.
In 2015 Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion AO curated an exhibition An Illumination: the Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c.1280-1685 here at The Ian Potter Museum of Art and extensive series of lectures accompanied the show. Antipodean Early Modern is a publication of the case studies presented at the time.
A Prayer Book owned by the Rothschilds, an Italian bronze casket by Antico, a lavishly illustrated Carnival chronicle from sixteenth-century Germany, an altarpiece by Pieter Brueghel the Younger - much of the artwork in this book, held by Australian collections, is essentially unknown beyond the continent. The authors of these essays showcase these extraordinary objects to their full potential, revealing a wide range of contemporary art and historical research. This collection of essays will surprise even specialists.
"Antipodean Early Modern focuses on under published works of art, as well as celebrated ones, giving them greater exposure to scholars and museum-goers. The variety of methodologies, aims and results points to the richness of interpretation inspired by the collections under consideration." - Elizabeth J. Moodey, Vanderbilt University
"The innovation here is two-fold: bringing together a range of important manuscripts and artworks in Australian collections to an international audience to invite more scholarly attention and providing a wealth of current scholarly insights on these works. = A timely, illuminating collection of essays, which combines readability and rigour for scholarly audiences as well as students." - Erin Griffey, University of Auckland
Professor Anne Dunlop is Herald Chair of Fine Arts in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Robert W. Gaston is a Principal Fellow in Art History at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.