Five centuries of Melancholia

Bubenik, Andrea (2014) Five centuries of Melancholia. St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, The University of Queensland Art Museum.

Author Bubenik, Andrea
Title Five centuries of Melancholia
Place of publication St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland Art Museum
Publication date 2014
Total pages 1 Curated exhibition
Language eng
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The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia I 1514. Taking its cue from the engraving, the exhibition 'Five Centuries of Melancholia' explores five centuries of melancholy in art. From the Renaissance onward, melancholy has been invoked as a condition, perspective, and/or mood; melancholy has inhabited figures, objects and landscapes. In addition to Dürer, the international artists include Francisco Goya, Fabien Mérelle, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Jusepe Ribera, Odilon Redon and Bill Viola, along with contemporary Australian artists such as Rick Amor, Tony Clark, Destiny Deacon, Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt. Artworks are drawn from national and state institutions, and regional, university and private collections.

Curated by Dr Andrea Bubenik, the exhibition runs from 30 August to 30 November 2014, and is presented in partnership with the UQ Node, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800).
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