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Martindale Lecture by Professor Brendan Cassidy

The Andrew Martindale Memorial Lectures

Tuesday 11 December 6pm

This year's lecture will be given by Professor Brendan Cassidy from The University of St Andrews on The Cult of Raphael in Britain: from the Tudors to the Victorians.

Location: Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02 UEA - FREE to attend.

The Andrew Martindale Memorial Lectures

Professor Andrew Martindale, the distinguished art historian, died tragically in May 1995. He was a long-standing and much loved member of what became the School of Art History and World Art Studies under his leadership. He joined UEA in 1965 as Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, becoming Professor of Visual Art in 1974.

At the time of Andrew Martindale's death many friends and colleagues made donations to a memorial fund. As a result the School of World Art Studies has been able to present public lectures in honour of Professor Martindale since 1998. If you would like to contribute to the fund please contact Mrs Beverley Youngman, School of World Art Studies & Museology, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.

This years lecture:

The Cult of Raphael in Britain: from the  Tudors to the Victorians.

  The speaker: Professor Brendan Cassidy

  From the University of St Andrew's Website:

"Brendan Cassidy taught chemistry in Ghana, West Africa before returning to university to take his M.A. in Art History at Edinburgh and his Ph.D. at Cambridge. He has been Research Associate at the Warburg Institute, University of London (1985-88) and Director of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University (1988-95). He has taught at St Andrews from 1996 & offers courses on Late-Medieval & Early Renaissance Italian art and on cultural relations between Italy & Britain in the eighteenth century. His recent research has investigated painted & sculpted imagery as evidence of societal tensions in Italy c.1250-1400 and the ways in which it was employed by the political classes to influence public opinion & behaviour. With a particular interest in sculpture he is currently researching a social history of the craft in Italy from the thirteenth century to Michelangelo. He remains interested also in the phenomenon of the Grand Tour."

Previous Lectures:

1998:  Neil MacGregor (National Gallery, London),
           The Word Made Flesh: The Problems of Painting God

1999:  Prof Francis Haskell (University of Oxford),
           Botticelli in the Service of Fascism

2000:  Dr Charles Saumarez Smith (National Portrait Gallery),
           The Future of the Museum

2001:  Dr Evelyn Welch (University of Sussex), Clowns,
           Courtiers and Painters: Art and Experience in the Italian Renaissance Court

2002:  Prof Peter Humfrey (University of St Andrews), 
           Love and Wine in Renaissance Ferrara: The Patronage of Alfonso d'Este

2003:  Dr Paul Binski (University of Cambrdige),
           Thomas Becket, Francis of Assisi and the Birth of the Altarpiece

2004:  Prof Paul Crossley (Courtauld Institute of Art),
           The Holistic Cathedral: Medieval Reality or Modern Fantasy?

2005:  Prof Eric Fernie (Courtauld Institute of Art),
           Romanesque Architecture, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

2007:  Prof Henk Van Os (University of Amsterdam),
           A Masterpiece and its Meanings: Fifty Years of Simone Martini's Annunciation

2007:  Prof Hans Belting (State Academy of Design Karlsruhe),
           Painted Poetry in Renaissance Venice

2008:  Prof Paul Hills (Courtauld Institute of Art),
           Cloths, Clouds and Sacred Signs in the Art of Lorenzo Lotto

2009:  Prof Roger Stalley (Trinity College Dublin),
           Artist or Artisan? The Stone Sculptor in the Early Middle Ages

2010:  Dr Anne Dunlop (Tulane University, New Orleans),
           Castagno's David

2011:  Dr Joanna Cannon (Courtauld Institute of Art),
           Giotto's Great Crucifix of the Friars of Santa Maria Novella in Florence

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