143-01 ART AND ARTISTS IIN THE 1890s: PETRUS VAN DER VELDEN, JAMES NAIRN AND GIROLAMO NERLI - Julie King
Starts 11 August, 10 - 11.30 am, 3 Mondays, $19
This course is about three professional artists who came to New Zealand at around the same time: Scottish painter James Nairn who worked in Wellington, Italian Girolamo Nerli in Dunedin, and Petrus van der Velden, who arrived in Christchurch in 1890 from Holland. We will be exploring their European origins and discussing how each painter's background shaped their work in New Zealand and the impact this had on artists in New Zealand. We'll consider their significance in the 1890s, but also their legacy in New Zealand's art history. Julie King is an art historian, formerly Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Canterbury.