Tue 10 Mar, 10am
Hot drinks and cake served from 10am, lecture starts at 10.30am
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
The industrial supremacy of Victorian Britain is often h the darkening filter of coal pollution. Yet it led to innovations such as the invention of vivid aniline dyes. There was a 'colour revolution' which came to prominence during the 1862 International Exhibition, a forgotten, yet key chromatic event with a huge impact on art, design and fashion. Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of 19th Century Decorative Arts at the Ashmolean, will talk to us about his work on the forthcoming 2022 exhibition about the Victorian fascination with colour.