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While landscape art was traditionally seen as a key way of representing personal and cultural identity, well-known art historian and writer Professor Timothy Clark believes that many 19th Century painters resisted such a push.

Prof Clark, a Distinguished Visiting Professor from the University of York and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California (Berkley), will give the keynote lecture on Friday June 17 at the University of Melbourne’s Festival of Ideas session “Australian Identity Today”.

While landscape art was traditionally seen as a key way of representing personal and cultural identity, well-known art historian and writer Professor Timothy Clark believes that many 19th Century painters resisted such a push.

Catherine Mosbach, creator of the famous Botanical Gardens of Bourdeaux, will deliver a free public lecture at the University of Melbourne next week on her philosophy of landscape architecture.