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Sunday, 15 September 2013
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Saturday 14 September 2013 at 2pm
“SUBJECTS OF COMMON AND FAMILIAR LIFE, SUCH AS HAVE NOT BEEN TOUCHED BY OTHER ARTISTS”: BEWICK’S COUNTRY SCENES IN CONTEXT.
A lecture by Professor Diana Donald
Bewick’s earthy view of rural life seems to be almost a parody of the idealising scenes produced by many painters of his time. Yet the naturalism of these images masks unexpected tensions: they express Bewick’s troubled response to the great agricultural changes then taking place – changes which his own friends promoted.
Diana Donald is a retired Professor of Art History and Head of the Department of History of Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of many books including Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts (2009) and Picturing Animals in Britain, 1750 - 1850 (2007).
Her latest book The Art of Thomas Bewick will be published by Reaktion Books in June 2013 and Diana’s illustrated lecture will be based on her research for the book.
Date and time: Saturday 14 September at 2.00pm.
Venue: The Clore Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT.
Admission: FreeContact: June Holmes at the Natural History Society of Northumbria, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT. Tel no. 0191 222 5834 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org