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11 September 2018A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NADFAS: Listening to Art: Noises, Airs and Sounds
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A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NADFAS: Listening to Art: Noises, Airs and Sounds James Lawson Tuesday 11 September 2018

The art of painting typically – and particularly under the banner of Modernism – plays upon our relish of the visual. But painting’s object is not always the communication of visual experience alone. To be considered is the invocation – often acknowledged somewhat inattentively – of the other senses, specifically hearing. We find ourselves sometimes invited
to hear, sometimes instructed to listen to pictures. This talk offers a selective overview of a history of that painting to which we lend an ear.