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World-renowned art lecturer visits Oakham School

Published Friday 31st of January 2014 11:01:09 AM

World-renowned authority on Italian Renaissance painting, Professor David Ekserdjian delivered a richly-illustrated and entertaining lecture to Oakham School�s Arts students on Tuesday.

Professor Ekserdjian spoke about the key art works that he has �discovered� during the course of his career � his �Desert Island Discoveries�.

He explained how academic scholarship and the insightful use of a sharp visual memory has enabled art historians to discover lost works of art and to reunite original artists� sketches with final paintings and engravings.

His personal reminiscences brought a refreshing view of how exciting the �eureka� moments can be. He emphasised how even a well-researched field of study such as Western art is in fact ever-evolving.

Professor Ekserdjian teaches at Leicester University, is a past editor of Apollo and has published and lectured extensively. He has also curated major exhibitions such as the acclaimed Royal Academy �Bronze� show (2012).

The School was privileged to host such a prestigious academic. Professor Ekserdjian brought Art History to life for our students, and he was certainly an inspiration for our future art historians.
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