Local | This year Tessin Lecture: Sir Nicholas Penny, The Natural Arch and the Concealed Mask

By on October 11, 2015

Sir Nicholas Penny, the former director of the National Gallery in London, is a leading art historian and researcher who, among other things, devoted himself to the Italian renaissance painting, sculpture and collecting of the history. In this year‘s edition of Tessin lecture he talks about The Natural Arch and the Concealed mask.

Time: Tuesday, October 13 at 18:00
Location: Auditorium of the Academy of Arts, Fredsgatan 12
Language: English
Free admission, limited seating

Sir Nicholas Penny about the lecture
The lecture will touch on Several related topics and techniques in art (mostly European) over many centuries Which Provide a new context for some aspects of modernism. It will trace the fascination with marvelous rock structures and the discovery, in the shapes of rocks, of architectural forms or of human figures and faces, and the detection in the patterns of stones of misty landscapes and celestial scenery. It will show how concealed images came to play an important role in the history of ornamentation. Finally it wont Propose That the imitation of marble patterns and The Invention of marvelous landscapes stimulated novel techniques of painting Which exploited accidental effects.

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