It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.
Visual and Performance Arts
A Night in Vienna with flutist Dieter Flury and pianist Maria Prinz is a magical musical experience to be held in St John’s Cathedral at Brisbane October 1 2011
At the Art Gallery of NSW until the 4th September 2011, The Poetry of Drawing is an Exhibition of the designs, studies and watercolours of the British Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood.
Italian adventurer, Marco Polo, perpetuated the western predilection for exotic goods in the European mind from early in the thirteenth century. He related fascinating stories about visiting a far off luxurious land called Cathay.
Vale Margaret Olley A.C. (1923-2011) painter, the indomitable spirit of the world of art in Australia. Those who loved and respected you will long remember you
The European medieval mind concerned itself with matters of the soul harmony & music as major aspects of the kósmos, a system centred on the earth & human race
Professor Bruce Boucher’s scholarly and accessible work, Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time was first published in 1994 in a ‘user friendly version’…to fit comfortably into a suitcase or backpack for a quick trip to Vicenza, the scene of many of Palladio’s triumphant works in architecture. Don’t know about…
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford has acquired at a Sotheby’s auction the last Jane Austen original manuscript, which has been in private hands
Robert Downey Junior in drag being chased on a train, now there is something to look forward to enjoying, let alone another adventure with the super sleuth himself, Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes in the second movie in the series directed by Guy Ritchie.
The final Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission countdown is over. Atlantis has left Cape Canaveral to rendezvous in orbit with the space station above the earth for the final time. “Let’s light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best,” said Christopher Ferguson, Atlantis commander, to launch director Mike Leinbach just before the lift-off of STS-135, 8 July 2011.
At Wayville South Australia in July Brisbane soprano Judith Henley and pianist John Colwill will perform duets for voice and piano at a special ‘house concert
Although an aim of art, over the centuries, has been illumination, some people have been so blinded by the light that they remain unable to see.
Do the protagonists on television’s real estate renovating reality show, The Block at Melbourne in 2011 face a renovating nightmare, or a restoration delight?
Piper Perabo, aka Annie (Anne Catherine) Walker is a leap before you look kind of career cover girl, who is also under cover clandestinely involved in Covert Affairs.
Australia’s Got Talent showcases many different musical styles and types of talent, none more outstanding than David de Vito who has reached the Final in 2011. A tenor from the Gold Coast, Queensland David is a big man with a big voice and even bigger heart.
An evening of traditional elegance, say at the White House or Government House Australia, still requires a perfection of planning and wise organisation so that it appears not to be contrived at all.