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BRAG Art History Lecture: Byzantine Mosaics at Ravenna

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Join us at BRAG for our Art History Lectures on Art and Changing World Pictures with Emeritus Professor, Richard Read.

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International Emeritus Professor, Richard Read will deliver four lectures on Art and Changing World Pictures at BRAG. Each lecture offers a visual analyses of four great works of Western art to chart, with sidelights from non-Western art, how the Classical, Byzantine, Medieval and early Renaissance representations of the universe transformed into each other over many centuries.In his second of four lectures on Art and Changing World Pictures, Professor Read shows how the Byzantine Empire fostered an aesthetic based on Christianity after it split off from the Roman Empire. We see how Byzantine mosaicists translated the life-like third dimension of the Greek and Roman temple houses into continuous two-dimensional interior decorations of exquisite colour and light and abstract mathematical order to express the oceanic effects of Christian mysticism.

Richard Read is Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He wrote the first book on the British art critic Adrian Stokes and has published extensively on the relationship between literature and the visual arts, nineteenth and twentieth-century art, film, art theory and complex images in global contexts. His anthology of essays on Colonization, Wilderness and Other Spaces: Nineteenth-Century American and Australian Landscape Painting, co-edited with Kenneth Haltman will be published by the University of Chicago Press in February 2020 and The Heritage of Molyneux’s Question in Landscape Painting and Aesthetic Thought is under contract with Cambridge University Press for publication in 2021. He has lectured in many universities and galleries in Australia, North America and Europe.All events are held in the Dance Hall, at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery | 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury.Cost: $20 plus booking fee per person.

This event will be held at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery | 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury

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For further information please contact BRAG Education Officer, Amber Norrish on (08) 9792 7321 or anorrish@bunbury.wa.gov.au

The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is open daily from 10am to 4pm | 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury

Image reference: The Ravenna Mosaics

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