Lecture 6 2019 Terence Maloon: Writers on Monet

For our final lecture in the Drill Hall Gallery 2019 lecture series, Languages of ART:Foundation texts in Western art history and criticism, gallery director Terence Maloon will present:

Writers on Monet.

Monet’s art was so novel that his commentators felt obliged to respond with equivalent freshness and eccentricity. This lecture surveys some great texts inspired by Monet, by writers including Maupassant, Proust, Roger Marx, Louis Gillet and Virginia Spate. Terence Maloon is Director of the ANU Drill Hall Gallery.

This year’s Lecture Series focuses on the written word. It revisits “foundational texts” relating to the visual arts. Some of these texts provided key terms which have supplied the criteria of appreciation and criticism over many centuries. Others proposed cognitive frameworks which became the ground-rules of scholarship and helped create the institutions we know today. Yet others record individual writers’ responses to the provocative novelty of the art of their day.

ALL LECTURES are held at the ANU School of Art and Design Lecture Theatre
Level 1 Childers Street entrance – at 3pm
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $10 / $5 (student). FRIENDS of the Gallery FREE.