Aspects of Art Lectures

A bequest from Miss Henriette Hertz (d. 1913) established a fund that was intended both to support three lecture series, and more generally to enable the Academy to support scholarly research and publication. The Aspects of Art Lectures are one of the lecture series. They are intended to address some aspect of the relation of Art or Music to human culture. The lecture was first delivered in 1916.

List of Aspects of Art Lectures delivered since 1950.

2019 The newspaper man: Michael Andrews and the art of painted collage by Mark Hallett (text)

2016 The inner eye: Voyages around the museum, by Penelope Curtis (audio with slides)

2013 Between Art and Science: Music as Performance, by Nicholas Cook (text | video)

2010 The past as propaganda: The Mongol ‘World History’, by Robert Hillenbrand (text | audio)

2009 Shitao (1642-1707) and the Traditional Chinese Conception of Ruins, by Wu Hung (text | audio)

2007 Classical Music and the Subject of Modernity, by John Butt (text | audio)

2005 Everyman in Motion: From Bosch to Bruegel, by Joseph Leo Koerner (text)

2003 Scholarship and the Musical: Reclaiming Jerome Kern, by Stephen Banfield (text)

2001 How Northern was the Northern Master at Assisi? by Paul Binski (text)

1999 Artist and Subject in Ming Dynasty China, by Craig Clunas (text)

1997 Architecture and the spaces in between, by William Whitfield

1995 Marcel Duchamp and the Paradox of Modernity, by Dawn Ades (text)

1993 Rogier van der Weyden and his Workshop, by Lorne Campbell (text)

1990 Coventry Patmore and the Aesthetics of Architecture, by J Mordaunt Crook (text)

1986 Thurstan of Caen and Plainchant at Glastonbury: Musicological Reflections on the Norman Conquest, by David Hiley (text)

1985 Josquin and the Fifteenth-century Chanson, by Howard Mayer Brown (text)

1984 Geometrical Perspective from Brunelleschi to Desargues: A Pictorial Means or an Intellectual End? by Martin Kemp (text)

1982 Persian Painting and the National Epic, by B W Robinson (text)

1980 Fauvism and the School of Chatou: Post-Impressionism in Crisis, by John Golding (text)

1974 Jacques-Louis David: A Personal Interpretation, by Anita Brookner (text)

1972 Some Uses and Misuses of the Terms Baroque and Rococo as Applied to Architecture, by Anthony Blunt (text)

1970 The Master of the Breviary of Jean sans Peur and the Limbourgs, by Millard Meiss (text)

1968 The Development of the British Literary Portrait up to Samuel Johnson, by David Piper (text)

1966 1066 and Architectural Sculpture, by George Zarnecki (text)

1964 The Italian Plaquette, by J W Pope-Hennessy (text)

1962 Some Nameless Sculptors of the Fifth Century B.C., by Bernard Ashmole (text)

1960 Michelangelo’s Prophets and Sibyls, by Edgar Wind (text)

1958 The Decoration of the Sistine Chapel, by Johannes Wilde

1956 The Nature of Recitative, by J A Westrup

1954 The British Contribution to the Neo-Classical Style in Painting, by Ellis K Waterhouse

1952 Fortification in Islam Before A.D. 1250, by K A C Creswell

1950 Nicolas Poussin and his Relation to Antiquity, by A F Blunt

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