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Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order
Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

When Eugen Sandow, the father of modern bodybuilding, toured New Zealand in the summer of 1902-03, his aim was to reshape the nation. Long before the likes of Charles Atlas peddled mail order muscle programmes, the Sandow System was embraced by men throughout New Zealand. Eager to flex and pose and dream of a new male order, these men joined local gyms, entered bodybuilding contests, and even strutted their stuff in local beauty competitions. In this lecture, Dr Caroline Daley reveals the bodies of early twentieth century men and questions whether our fixation with rugby players, farmers and soldiers means we’re missing the pleasure that comes from gazing upon the world’s most perfectly developed man and his local acolytes.

This lecture is the third in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism. 

Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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The Fifth Plate of the Muscles
The Fifth Plate of the Muscles

Domenico Maria Bonavera Andreas Vesalius

Production date
circa 1670
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
348 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/34/3
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The Fourth Plate of the Muscles
The Fourth Plate of the Muscles

Domenico Maria Bonavera Andreas Vesalius

Production date
circa 1670
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
350 x 205 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/34/4
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The Second Plate of the Muscles
The Second Plate of the Muscles

Domenico Maria Bonavera Andreas Vesalius

Production date
circa 1670
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
344 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/34/2
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The First Plate of the Muscles
The First Plate of the Muscles

Domenico Maria Bonavera Andreas Vesalius

Production date
circa 1670
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
348 x 203 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/34/1
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Menage a trois
Menage a trois

Barry Cleavin

Production date
1976
Medium
etching and photo-engraving
Size (h x w)
305 x 212 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Ms Jeanette McCracken, 1982
Accession no
1982/45/6
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Menage a trois
Menage a trois

Barry Cleavin

Production date
1976
Medium
etching, photo-engraving
Size (h x w)
304 x 214 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/44/14
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One of the Ignudi from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling
One of the Ignudi from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Cherubino Alberti Michelangelo

Production date
1573
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
123 x 91 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/33
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Icarus
Icarus

Hendrik Goltzius Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem

Production date
1588
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
306 x 308 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/16/2
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Champion Flour (artwork for poster)
Champion Flour (artwork for poster)

Joseph Moran

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
506 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs K M Marsh, 1976
Accession no
1976/40/1/12
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Tantalus
Tantalus

Hendrik Goltzius Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem

Production date
1588
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/16/1
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Phaeto
Phaeto

Hendrik Goltzius Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem

Production date
1588
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
310 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/16/3
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