THE REAL AND THE ROMANTIC
ENGLISH ART BETWEEN TWO WORLD WARS
An Exclusive In-Person and Online Talk for Members of the Ashmolean
Please note the onsite talk is now FULLY BOOKED. You can still join the talk online.
Tea, coffee and cake will be served in the Headley Lecture Theatre from 3pm.
With Frances Spalding, author and art historian
The period between the two world wars was a challenging time for any artist, It cannot have been easy to begin creating art again in the aftermath of a brutal and expensive war. Yet interwar art has a surprising capaciousness.
In this talk, join our speaker, author and art historian Frances Spalding, to revisit this interwar period for artists in England. This was a time where without any single, dominating style or movement, it was possible to explore modern subjects in a range of styles.
Initially, realism became the language of reconstruction, and a means by which stillness, stability and continuity could be restated. But there was also a desire to amuse, entertain, and to revive long-standing traditions in modern terms.
Our speaker will discuss artists including Frances Hodgkins and Leonard Campbell Taylor and reference work in our collections.
The talk will be available to watch live on Zoom for those not able to attend in person. A recording of the event will be shared with ticketholders on request following the event.
Tickets are available to Members only.
This talk will take place both onsite at the Ashmolean in the Lecture Theatre and online via Zoom.
Onsite tickets are £15 for attendance and £10 to join online.
Pre-order Frances Spalding's book when you buy your onsite ticket for it to be signed at the event.
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