Dr. St├ęphane Laurent: Culture, Style and Globalism: The Reception of Western Ornament in Asia

140417 seminar laurentDate: 17 April 2014
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

Ornament has always been part of the history of art, whatever in fine arts, architecture or decorative arts. One of the founding fathers of the discipline, the Austrian curator and art historian Alois Riegl discussed the figure of the vine-scroll as the origin of forms in his famous essay Problem of Style, published in 1893. This lecture aims to present research I have conducted on the religious, symbolic and stylistic question of ornament… (Please click on the image to read more)