Voices-Scandinavia

Friday, February 14, 2020 (All day)

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.  

Contact: jenny.mulholland@live.com

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 14 February - Scandinavia.
With very few exceptions 19th century Danish, Norwegian and Swedish art is barely known outside of its home countries and yet by the middle of the century Denmark was producing fine landscape artists and then early Symbolists, Norway too had outstanding landscape and Realist painters and by the end of the century Swedish artists; - some of them women, were gaining international recognition.
 

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