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Europe of the Empires: The Arts of the Nineteenth Century

From the collapse of the ‘Ancien Regime’ and the ravages of a 25 year war, the “Long 19th Century” took us to the outbreak of a very different war in 1914, in a very different world.


This course examines the expression of change in the arts – from Goya in Spain, Blake in England and the Impressionists in France. As Empires expanded we will look at the impact of trade and new materials and of new and exotic influences on artists from Delacroix to Picasso.

The Rural Idyll?

In this lecture you will examine how European states recovered and reasserted themselves after Waterloo, a key preoccupation of the arts was the new subject of landscape. Hitherto considered inferior, why did the 19th century see studies of the natural world in the scenes of Constable or the majesty of Turner, the French Barbizon painters and the mystic and mysterious panoramas of Caspar David Friedrich in Germany?


Speaker(s):

Ms Nicole Mezey | talks

 

Date and Time:

7 October 2015 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£49

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