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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Melbourne Free University

I just happened to discover this organisation this morning in the art blog I subscribe to.

The Melbourne Free University offers a series of lectures on a diverse range of issues.

Today is the first day of a new series 'Politics, Pruning and Paint: Case studies in Art History'.

And the topic today was 'Magnificent Matrimony: Marriage in Renaissance Art'.

Although the venue was very small, a small room behind a cafe in Clifton Hill, I thoroughly enjoyed the talk and a discussion that followed.

For example, I didn't know that Catholic Church wasn't involved in weddings until the 16th century. Weddings were entirely secular before then.

It's really a fantastic experience and I learned a lot.

Their website is here.
And this is a good article about them in The Age.

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