Thu, 30 May 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
School of Art lecture theatre, Ellery Crescent, ANU
The ANU School of Art is proud to present in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia and the Power Institute for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney, a public lecture by Michael Fried
Orientation in Viewing: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich
In this lecture Michael Fried will offer a reading of Friedrich’s art in the light of considerations of orientation as stated by the philosopher Immanuel Kant in his 1886 essay “What is Orientation in Thinking?”
Michael M. Fried is a poet, art historian, art and literary critic and is currently the J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has written extensively about a range of subjects, including abstract painting and sculpture since WW2, French painting and art criticism from the mid-eighteenth century to the advent of Edouard Manet, as well as about writers and artists such as Charles Baudelaire, Gustave Caillebotte, Roger Fry and Joseph Conrad.