Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600
Level 1 Multifunction Room
Ian Potter Museum of Art
801 Swanston Street
T: (03) 8344 3113
Join us for the launch of Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600 edited by Anne Dunlop.
In 2015 Margaret Manion curated an exhibition An Illumination: the Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c.1280-1685 at The Potter. An extensive series of lectures accompanied the show.
Antipodean Early Modern is a publication of the case studies presented in this series of talks. A Prayer Book owned by the Rothschilds, an Italian bronze casket by Antico, a lavishly illustrated Carnival chronicle from sixteenth-century Germany, an altarpiece by Pieter Brueghel the Younger - much of the artwork in this book, held by Australian collections, is essentially unknown beyond the continent. The authors of these essays showcase these extraordinary objects to their full potential, revealing a wide range of contemporary art and historical research. This collection of essays will surprise even specialists.
Image credit: Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c. 1200- 1600 (2018) Ed. Anne Dunlop. Courtesy of Anne Dunlop