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Five Centuries of Melancholia

bannerExhibition: 30 August to 30 November 2014
Venue: The University of Queensland Art Museum

The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia I 1514. Taking its cue from the engraving, the exhibition explores five centuries of melancholy in art. From the Renaissance onward, melancholy has been invoked as a condition, perspective, and/or mood; melancholy has inhabited figures, objects and landscapes. In addition to Dürer, the international artists include Francisco Goya, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Jusepe Ribera and Odilon Redon, along with contemporary Australian artists such as Rick Amor, Destiny Deacon, Tracey Moffatt and Imants Tillers. Artworks are drawn from national and state institutions, and regional, university and private collections.

CHE is pleased to partner with the UQ Art Museum to celebrate these works. The exhibition is curated by CHE Associate Investigator Dr Andrea Bubenik.

Albrecht Dürer (Germany, 1471–1528) Melencolia I, 1514, Nuremberg, Germany
. Engraving on paper, 24.1 x 18.7 cm (plate & sheet) Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1962 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.