Lecture 3 2019 Louise Marshall: Heinrich Wőlfflin

Dates & times

Sun 5 May 2019, 3pm–4pm


ANU School of Art and Design Lecture Theatre

Image: Raphael, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes (Luke 5: 1-11), 1515-1516, cartoon for tapestry, Victoria and Albert Museum and Peter Rubens, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1618-19, The National Gallery, London


Languages of ART

Foundation texts in in western art history and criticism.

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.


Louise Marshall
Heinrich Wőlfflin

With the advent of Wölfflin comes a complex, nuanced descriptive language specifically adapted to art history and criticism, enlarging the writer’s capacity to analyse style and account for sharp changes of idiom (which were, in effect, changes of “world view”). Louise Marshall is a senior lecturer in the Department of Art History, University of Sydney.

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