The British Art Talks podcast is a new audio series from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. It features new research and aims to enhance and expand knowledge of British art and architecture.
William Etty and the Classical Body
This episode is a discussion between Classicist Mary Beard and art historian Cora Gilroy-Ware, author of The Classical Body in Romantic Britain. It hones in on Etty’s 1837 The Sirens and Ulysses.
“What will survive of us is love”: Memory and Emotion in Late-Medieval England
Jessica Barker explores ‘expressivity’ in late-medieval sculpture.
The English Carthusians and the art of abstinence
Julian Luxford considers the art and architectural dimensions of Carthusian life with particular reference to the ten foundations of the order’s English Province.
Hard Times and the Late Victorian Art
Alex Potts investigates representations of migrancy and insecure labour in the Victorian age.
Exploring London's Art Scene in the 1960s
Lisa Tickner and Mark Hallett talk about the remarkable array of artists, curators, galleries, art-schools, films, publications and documentaries that emerged in 1960s London.
“Things in their natural surroundings”?: Marketing the British Country House as Home
Kate Retford considers the development of the idea of the country house as ‘family home’ (whether actual, past or imagined) as an ideal setting for works of art through the twentieth century.
The Medicinal Garden
This episode brings together Clare Hickman, Claire Preston and Carole Rawcliffe, scholars whose diverse researches shed new light on the physic, botanical and medicinal garden from the medieval to the eighteenth century.