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Arthur Melville, An Arab Interior, 1881, National Gallery of Scotland

Arthur Melville, An Arab Interior, 1881, National Gallery of Scotland

Dr Mary Roberts will be leading the discussion this week on nineteenth century Orientalism.

Reading 1 (Main focus of discussion)

This reading comes from the accompanying exhibition publication to the Tate’s current exhibition The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting.

Reading 2

Reading 3

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The Australasian Victorian Studies Association 2009 conference.

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James Drown has very kindly volunteered to kick things off on August 15 with something on landscape. He will be drawing on his own research into the history of surveying, and it would be great if some members working on landscape in Art History and English could also contribute readings or images to this session. The juxtaposition of the surveyor’s and artist’s perspectives would be fascinating.

Tom Roberts, The artists’ camp, 1886, oil on canvas 46.0 x 60.9 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1943

Tom Roberts, The artists’ camp, 1886, oil on canvas 46.0 x 60.9 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1943

Reading 1:Beating About the Bush: The Landscapes of the Heidleberg School,’ from Australian Art and Architecture: Essays Prestented to Bernard Smith, ed., Anthony Bradley & Terry Smith, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1980

Reading 2: Jeffrey Auerbach, ‘The Impossibility of Artistic Escape: Thomas Watling, Jon Glover, and the Australian Pituresque

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