T. J. Clark – What Can Art History Say About Giotto?

Event Date: 2 March 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor T.J. Clark (Berkeley) – What Can Art History Say About Giotto? For many people – certainly for me – Giotto is the Shakespeare of art history: a figure of singular inventiveness and profundity, …

T. J. Clark Masterclass – Heaven and Earth According to Bruegel

  Event Date: 1, 2 and 6 June 2016 Room 421 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: T. J. Clark Masterclass – Heaven and Earth According to Bruegel This Masterclass – which is spread over three sessions – will revolve around a painting by Bruegel, The Land …

Robin Osborne – Turning Art into History: the case of classical Athens

Athenian painted pottery offers many scenes that relate to daily life, but what sort of a history do they enable us to write? By focusing on the ways in which the scenes of aspects of daily life change over time, Professor Robin Osborn argues that we can see something of the complex ways in which aesthetics and politics interact in a society.

Griselda Pollock – The Nameless Artist in the Theatre of Memory

Event Date: 17 June 2013 Main Lecture Theatre Founder’s Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London presents: Professor Griselda Pollock (Director, Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History (CentreCATH) and Professor of Social & Critical Histories of Art, University of Leeds) – The Nameless …

TJ Clark – Was Picasso a Woman?: Reflections on Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Event Date: 7 June 2013 Room B34, Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor TJ Clark  (Berkeley) – Was Picasso a Woman?: Reflections on Nude, Green Leaves and Bust Chair: Professor Lynda Nead (Birkbeck)   Picasso once claimed that, artistically speaking, “I am a woman”. He went on …

Leonard Barkan – Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures: A book and some afterthoughts

    Event Date: 23 May 2013 The Peltz Room 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2013 Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures:  A book and some afterthoughts     Professor Leonard Barkan (University of Princeton) will discuss his recent work on the relationship between words and pictures from antiquity to …

Andrew Benjamin – On Hands: Philosophy and Art’s History

    Event Date: 11 October 2012 Clattern Lecture Theatre Kingston University Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE The London Graduate School presents: Inaugural Lecture: Professor Andrew Benjamin (Kingston University, London/Monash University) – On Hands: Philosophy and Art’s History Introduction . Lecture: Vote of Thanks by Professor Catherine Malabou (Kingston): Accompanying Images share this entry:

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Jason Gaiger – Can There be a Universal Theory of Images

28 October 2009 – This paper investigates the problematic distinction between empirical and categorial enquiry by examining Wiesing’s attempt to develop a ‘logic of the image’ through a formal-logical reconstruction of Heinrich Wölfflin’s fundamental concepts of art history.