- DURATION 60 mins x 2
Part 1: Defining Romanticism (17th January)
Romanticism is notoriously difficult to pin down. Charles Baudelaire wrote that “Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling.” We will attempt to be a little more precise in determining what makes an artist Romantic. How can we group artists as diverse as William Blake, John Constable and J.M.W Turner under the same heading? What is it that unites them? This talk introduces you to the movement that produced some of this country’s best-known artists.
Part 2: Turner and Constable: Romantic Rivals (24th January)
Turner and Constable were exact contemporaries, born just one year apart. They both painted mostly landscapes but had a very different vision of art, each radical in its own way. Their critical reception was also very different: Constable was not elected as a full member of the Royal Academy until he was 52; Turner was just 27. This talk will contrast the careers of these two giants of British Art.
- Duration: 60 mins x 2
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Meet the Host, Antonia Cevizli
Antonia Gatward Cevizli has a PhD in Art History from the University of Warwick. Her research and publications focus on Renaissance Italy and cultural exchange with the Islamic World. However, her interests are broad and she has taught a wide chronology of Art History at Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Sabancı University, Istanbul and across the collections of both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. She lectures for a number of institutions including the V&A Academy and The Courtauld summer school. She enjoys introducing people to different periods of art and helping them to gain a greater enjoyment of Art History.
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