Learn about a selection of works from our historical collection with engaging art historian Julie King over three Wednesdays.
Explore the meaning of particular works in a variety of contexts: the reception of a work in its own time; its significance within the artist’s career; the story of its acquisition by the Gallery; and how it is understood by viewers today.
Paintings in Context 1
Henriette Browne, La Lecture de la Bible, also known as Les Puritaines, 1857
Henri Fantin-Latour, Panier de Raisins, 1893
Paintings in Context 2
Lucy Kemp-Welch, In the Orchard, also known as Sunlight through the Leaves, 1904 -5
Henri H.La Thangue, Making Ligurian Lace, c 1905
Paintings in Context 3
Sydney Lough Thompson, Harbour Scene, Evening, Concarneau, 1925 -1933, also known as Fishing Boats, Concarneau, 1925 - 1933
Renowned Swiss contemporary jeweller Otto Künzli will talk about some of the projects he has undertaken with his students, who are now some of the world’s top contemporary jewellers.
Made from long-forgotten film stills, old actor headshots and vintage postcards, British artist John Stezaker’s collages conjure a new world from their ‘lost world’.
Sara Cove, British paintings conservator, Constable expert, technical art historian, popular lecturer and Fake or Fortune? contributor, brings Constable’s dynamic late works and artistic temperament to life in a new and exciting manner revealing a ‘Jackson Pollock of the 1830s’.
Prepare to come on a journey to the icy south and see the world through different eyes. Artist Adele Jackson presents a talk charting the development of art in Antarctica as a backdrop for a closer look at what contemporary artists can contribute to our relationship with Antarctica and the wider world.