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Otago DFAS Integrity and Reform: The Aesthetic Movement to Arts and Crafts

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Dunedin Public Art Gallery

30 The Octagon

Dunedin, Otago 9016

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Vivienne Lawes, a lecturer, curator and arts journalist with over twenty years’ experience in the art market is to discuss the ways in which the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts Movements reacted against the revivalist styles dominating mid-19th century Britain. While both movements had roots in certain aspects of the Gothic Revival, as spearheaded by figures such as AWN Pugin and supported by the influential critic John Ruskin, they were nevertheless recognisably independent from this earlier style.
They also differed from each other: ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ was the motto of aesthetes such as Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde, while the leaders of the Arts & Crafts Movement such as William Morris believed in the moral purpose of art. Signature visual characteristics of both movements will be outlined in this lecture, using some of the most renowned examples of from British design of the period.

At the end of each lecture there is the opportunity to enjoy a free glass of wine, refreshments and meet with members of OtagoDFAS.

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