Monthly Archives: February 2012

a wonderful range of mind: John Gage has died at the age of 73

On Friday, 10th February 2012, the great art historian, John Gage, passed away. The title of his 1987 book on Turner, A Wonderful Range of Mind, might describe his own intellectual personality. He was a pioneer of many themes that would become prominent in Art History towards the end of the twentieth century – exploring the relationship between art and science, the material conditions that determine artistic creation as well as the history of perception. His first major publication, Colour in Turner: Poetry and Truth (1969) already raised all of these issues. Yet he resolutely refused to be fashionable. It […]

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emeritus professor John House 1945-2012

It is with great sadness that the Courtauld Institute of Art announces the sudden death on Tuesday 7 February of John House, Emeritus Professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, at the age of 66. One of the pre-eminent scholars of nineteenth-century French art of his generation, John served The Courtauld with great distinction from his appointment in 1980 up until his retirement as the Walter H. Annenberg Professor in 2010; we cannot think of anyone with a deeper attachment to all aspects of our community, with which his close and richly productive involvement has now been cruelly cut short. […]

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n.paradoxa call for papers

n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (published by KT press, since 1998). Website: n.paradoxa publishes the work of women authors, scholars and artists working anywhere in the world. The journal is published in print and electronic format and has now reached its 15th year of publication. The focus of n.paradoxa is articles on contemporary women’s art practices (visual arts only, women artists working post-1970) or an aspect of feminist art theory which relates to their practices; as well as interviews with woman artists. Each volume is thematic. Do not send finished articles. Articles are commissioned through negotiation with the editor: […]

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