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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 Democratisation of Art

In this lecture, you will examine how most of the art we consider reflects a wealthy, often aristocratic lifestyle; the life of the middle let alone working class was too often left un-illustrated. With the growth of the bourgeoisie and arrival of new technologies, there was increased choice at more accessible cost. Shops and shopping catalogues, the Palm House at Kew, Wedgwood and the birth of photography brought together new opportunities, materials and consumers.


Speaker(s):

Ms Nicole Mezey | talks

 

Date and Time:

14 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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