This is a six week course over the following days...Fridays, in 2020.... 10/01, 14/02, 13/03, 17/04, 08/05, 19/06,
Time: 10.30 for 10.45 start.. The day will end around 15.30.
Venue; Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BT.
Tutor :Dr Margaret Knight
Cost; £150. (There are no facilities for coffee)
Odd days may be available at £30 per day. Preference will be given to those who sign up for the whole course.
An amazing variety of art was being made in the 19th century and yet we see so little of it. Exhibitions of work by ‘big names’ lead us to believe that from 1820 the whole century was dominated by artistic developments in France and that anything made elsewhere was somewhat second rate. This misapprehension was further fueled by the fact that so few of the works made in other European states or America have a place in our National galleries. ‘Voices’ will introduce you to the visual arts made in countries struggling to find their identity in a new, sometimes chaotic world by looking to their own ways of life and their own unique landscapes.
Friday 13 March - Italy
Long before the unification of Italy artists who had trained at the traditional Academies in Florence, Rome and Venice were beginning to find new subject matter and new forms of expression, first by exploring the history of Italy before it fragmented under foreign dominance and then by making Realist images of modern life. In the 1860s the Macchiaioli artists, much criticised at the time, revitalised landscape painting and gave birth an extraordinary revival of the arts.