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Two talks by Zoltan Somhegyi at Bogazici University (March 8th and 9th)

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Zoltan Somhegyi (Szeged University, Hungary) will give two talks at Bogazici University this week:

(1)  Thursday March 8th, 5-7pm, in M1170 (Engineering Building)

“The Relationship of Painting and Art Philosophy in the Landscape Painting of Romanticism.”

Abstract: The lecture is a study of the landscape painting of the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is specifically concerned with the question of how, in Romanticism, the landscape became a locus and an instrument of self-knowledge. The examination of the changes in landscape painting can be summarized thus: the landscape painting was no longer a picture of the landscape, the emphasis shifted from the landscape to the image. Particularly in some landscape paintings of German Romanticism the relationship between world and man, the human predicament is not only examined, but, in addition, that very examination itself is thematised and represented.

(2) Friday March 9th, 3-5pm, in M1170 (Engineering Building)

“The Cultural Landscape and the Shifting Art Centres from the Baroque till Contemporary arts”

Abstract: Analyzing the role of the art centres helps us to understand their function and their relationship with the artists. Through the examination of the question which were and are the significant art centres from the 17 century till today we can also understand how and why they are so attractive, that often lead to a real and constant migration of artists. A special attention will be paid also on the question of how migration and the new context influences the topic and creation of the artwork itself. By analyzing this phenomenon a strong accent will be on the Eastern art scene where, of course, Istanbul too has a particular importance.


Written by Lucas Thorpe

March 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Demet Taşdelen'in blogu and commented:

    Boğaziçi üniversitesi’nde 2 konuşma

    demet tasdelen

    March 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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