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The lecture will trace the evolution of J. W. M. Turner as a history painter, who swiftly moved towards the evocation of the abstract forces of history and nature, leaving the concrete details demanded by the genre behind. It will also attempt to situate Turner in terms of his context, including such events and phenomena as the Industrial Revolution, slavery and the Romantic Movement.

 |  | 9:00am to 7:00pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

The Mohile Parikh Center for the Visual Arts will be holding their Annual Workshop for the eighth consecutive year from the November 2 - 6, 1998. The five-day Workshop titled, ‘DRAWING’ is a full-day programme from 9.00 am. to 7.00 pm. daily and will be held at the Tata Theatre foyer and the Little Theatre.

 |  | 10.00am | NCPA

Sabrang is an organisation that seeks to demystify the classical arts. Towards this end, various modules on the appreciation of classical music, classical dance, opera, design amongst others, have evolved. This module is called The Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods in which 300 years of art history are examined i.e. from 1600-1900 and establish the mindset of the creative artist in the plastic arts like painting, architecture as well as that of the musician.

 | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

a) French Classical Style of the 17th and 18th Century ( Col. 30 mins )

b) The Road to Impressionism, 19th Century France ( Col. 30 mins )

c) Modernism: Matisse, Picasso, and More 20th Century Painters ( Col. 30 mins )

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a) Rubens, Van Dyck and the 17th Century Flemish Painters Theatre ( Col. 30 mins )

b) Rembrandt and the 17th century Dutch Masters ( Col. 30 mins )

c) Velaquez El Greco, Goya, and the Spanish Masters ( Col. 30 mins )

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a) The Art of Ancient Egypt ( Col. 30 mins )

b) The Classical World of Greece and Rome ( Col. 30 mins )

c) Art of the Middle Ages ( Col. 30 mins )

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Serpent worship has existed since the dawn of civilisation. Myths and legends abound with serpents and the Hindu mythology attributes divinity to the serpent. Shrines and temples have been built for serpents and there are many rituals related to serpent worship. As an extension, every art form has been influenced by the serpent. This presentation, supported by slides will illustrate how serpent motifs have been depicted in plastic and performing arts, with particular reference to South India.

 | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

a)Little Decorative Arts of Italy, France and England ( Col. 30 mins )

b)Art from Mesopotamia to Ancient China( Col. 30 mins )

c)Russia in the age of Peter the Great ( Col. 30 mins )

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a)The Museums of Majestic Architecture Theatre ( Col. 30 mins )

b)The Vast Sculpture collection ( Col. 30 mins )

c)Highlights of the Masterpieces ( Col. 30 mins )

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The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is the home of countless master-pieces from every school of Western art represented by Rembrandt, Raphael, Da Vinci, Rubens, Van Dyck, El Greco, Goya and Renoir. The museum houses Europe’s largest collection of Picasso’s Cubist paintings and large galleries of Matisse and Gauguin. ln addition, displays of sculpture, decorative arts and the architecture of the buildings themselves, are on view in over four-hundred rooms.

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This first event of the year will be a panel discussion exploring ideas of memory and space in literature. Writers Kiran Nagarkar, Gauri Deshpande and Ranjit Hoskote will participate in the discussion. This program is organised by the Mohile parikh Center for the Visual Arts- Architecture Forum

 | 10.30am | Little Theatre, NCPA

This conference is about frameworks for art, by which we mean broad sets of ideas and assumptions that lie at the root of contemporary aesthetic thought. We have identified three such orientations: analytic, continental, and Indian thought. The first two come primarily from the Western thought. All three lie at the foundation of contemporary art discourse in India and abroad. Thus, it is important to grasp these frameworks in order to make sense of what is going on in the art world today.