Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600
Level 1 Multifunction Room
Ian Potter Museum of Art
801 Swanston Street
T: 8344 3113
Join us for the launch of Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600 edited by Anne Dunlop.
In 2015 Margaret Manion curated an exhibition An Illumination: the Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c.1280-1685 at The Potter. An extensive series of lectures accompanied the show.
Antipodean Early Modern is a publication of the case studies presented in this series of talks. 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.
Image credit: Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600 (2018) Ed. Anne Dunlop. Courtesy of Anne Dunlop
Professor Anne Dunlop
Anne Dunlop was appointed to the Herald Chair of Fine Arts in the School of Culture and Communication in 2015. Her research and teaching focus on the art of Italy and Europe between about 1300 and 1550, including the role of materials and technology in the making of art, and the relations of Italy and Eurasia in the years after the Mongol Conquests. Dunlop is the author or coeditor of six books, including most recently *Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200 1600* (2018) *The matter of art: materials, practices, cultural logics, c. 12501750* (2014) and *Andrea del Castagno and the Limits of Painting* (2015). She has been a fellow of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington DC. She has also served as Visiting Professor at both Peking University and Zhejiang University; and in 2016 she was a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s Villa I Tatti Center for Renaissance Studies, working on a commissioned book with the working title Global Renaissance.