- 19 November 2018
How does the rise of landscape painting connect with the British Empire?
The 2019 Mellon Lectures Global Landscape in the Age of Empire, taking place at the National Gallery, will be given by Professor Timothy Barringer of Yale University.
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.
Monday 7 January, 6,30-8.30pm
The Global Panorama
Monday 14 January, 6.30-7.45pm
South: Grand tours and the origins of the picturesque
Monday 21 January, 6.30-7.45pm
North: The industrial revolution and the British Isles
Monday 28 January, 6.30-7.45pm
East: Orientalism and the British in India
Monday 4 February, 6.30-7.45pm
West: The Black Atlantic and the American Sublime
Tickets for Global Landscape in the Age of Empire are now on sale here.