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.


Contents:

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

Plus:
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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