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                             The use of art history by artist-teachers

Double Bracket: ‘The great use of studying our predecessors is to open the mind, to shorten our labour, and to give us the result of the selection made by those great minds of what is grand or beautiful in nature.’

-	Sir Joshua Reynolds, Discourse on the Arts (1774)

The Learning from the Masters conference will explore the role played by art history

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in the teaching practices of artists in art academies, private art schools, art colleges,

polytechnics, and universities.

 

Papers will address how teaching practice has been influenced by the historical

perspective, logging amongst other things reactions to historic teaching collections;

to past theoretical discourses on ornament, design and academic art; to the provision of art historical courses in art schools in the post-Coldstream era.

 

Date: 9-10 May 2008

Location: Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth

Delegate Fees (Inclusive of coffee, tea and lunch on both days): £40

 

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  Any inquiries concerning the conference should be sent to Matthew Potter at 

  matthew.potter@plymouth.ac.uk.