A Picturesque Tour

24 Jun 2020

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Wed, 24 Jun
10:30 – 11:30

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An online talk where Professor Malcolm Andrews will discuss the continued relevance and the history of the idea of the ‘picturesque’.


In this talk, Professor Malcolm Andrews will introduce the history and continued relevance of the idea of the ‘picturesque’. The talk will centre on William Gilpin, the influential 18th-century New Forest writer who helped to create a taste for the picturesque.  Andrews will discuss Gilpin’s preference for rough-looking landscapes, early picturesque tourists, and historical and contemporary ways of framing landscapes through lenses and screens. 

Malcolm Andrews is a renowned scholar and author of Landscape and Western Art (1999) and The Search for the Picturesque: Landscape Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain, 1760-1800 (1989); he was Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies at University of Kent.

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