March 2023

England's Green and Pleasant Land

We know much about Turner and Constable, whose work dominated the first half of the 19th century.  But in what way did they develop from a genre that had once been considered a lesser kind of subject matter?  From its classical origins in the Baroque painters in Rome, through to the colourful dynamism of Hockney in Yorkshire, the lecture follows the progress of England’s great achievements in landscape painting.

The lecturer on this occasion is Juliet Heslewood

Here is a brief biography:

Juliet studied at London University and lived in France for thirty years where she gained an MA in English Literature at Toulouse University. While there she devised and led study tours of art and architecture in seven different regions. She has had thirteen books published, mostly on art.  Now back in England, she still leads tours in France and continues to write. She lectures widely, including at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.