Friday, 30 November 2012

Visions and dreams in painting: Fitzwilliam lecture

Slide lecture

Last month, I gave a lecture at the Fitzwilliam Museum as part of the Festival of Ideas.

I've finally uploaded a shortened version of the slide presentation.  So here it is for you to read (and view). 

Click on the arrows under the picture to move forwards (and backwards).

For a scroll-down version  or if you can't see the image below, go here:  Visions and Dreams at scribd.


Visions and dreams in painting
• Representing dreams:  Three challenges

• Before the 19th century
• Gregory the Great
• How can we recognise a dream vision in an image?
• Dream of Pope Innocent III by Giotto

• Modern dreams
• The privacy of dreaming
• Dream by Max Beckmann
• The dream without the dreamer

Includes pictures by:
Giotto, Taddeo Gaddi, Benozzo Gozzoli, Paul Klee, Salvador Dalí, Remedios Varo, Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, Karel Appel

Stained glass windows at Chartres and Bourges, mosaics in San Marco in Venice, book illustration from the Vienna Genesis, and more

I hope you enjoy it.  Please let me know if there are technical difficulties with watching it.


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