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Curator's Perspective (June)

Date: Saturday 17 June 2017
Time: 11.00am (June)
Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006



Dr Angela Hesson, Curatorial Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne

While popular conceptions of love tend frequently to focus upon romantic love, the exhibition 'Love: Art of Emotion 1400‒1800' explores love’s varied manifestations across the realms of human experience ‒ familial relationships, religious devotion, friendship, altruism, patriotism, narcissism, materialism and nostalgia. Discover more about this exhibition and the expression of love in art in talks by the exhibition curator Dr Angela Hesson.

'Love' exhibition catalogues

Link to hardcover catalogue

Link to soft cover catalogue



'Love' exhibition survey

CHE researcher Amanda Krause is tracking audience responses to 'Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800' via a short online survey. The survey can be completed without visiting the NGV as it asks respondents about visiting art galleries in general, about themselves, and to respond to eight key works that are part of the exhibition.

The survey can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/love-online

Image: Master of the Stories of Helen, Antonio Vivarini (studio of), The Garden of Love (c.1465‒1470), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1948, 1827‒4.