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West: The black Atlantic and the American sublime - The Paul Mellon lectures

4 Feb 2019

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£10/£8 conc./£7 Members & Patrons/£5 students

The National Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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Explore the legacy of British landscape painting in the United States.

This lecture is part of The Paul Mellon lecture series: Global landscape in the age of Empire.

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The Paul Mellon lectures

Named in honour of the philanthropist and collector of British art, Paul Mellon, these biennial lectures are given by a distinguished historian of British art.

Tim Barringer, the Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University, delivers this year's lectures.

This five-part lecture series follows British 18th- and 19th-century artists to Australia, the Caribbean, India, and the Americas. Learn how they struggled to adapt landscape traditions to represent the terrain and people they confronted.

Their encounters with other civilisations were often violent and the resulting paintings and prints – by artists such as Richard Wilson, Turner and Frederic Church – were vivid, ambivalent, responses to an often painful history.

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