The Merchant’s House Zoom lecture – The Victorians and the Art of the Imagination
18 March 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Speaker – David Evans
This is the fourth of six lectures in The Merchant’s House 2021 Study Series focussing on the 19th Century. Three well-known lecturers, Michael Hart, Christopher Rogers and David Evans will each give two lectures. You only need one ticket for each pair of lectures by the same lecturer.
Please visit this ticketing page to buy a ticket for both lectures by David Evans. You do not need separate tickets for this lecture and David Evans’ first lecture on Thursday 11th March.
The Victorians and the Art of the Imagination. A reaction against modern civilisation was always significant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Rossetti rapidly lost interest in the modern world as his female models prompted him to develop a symbolist art. Burne-Jones sought refuge in the world of myth and legend. He joined with William Morris to develop the Arts and Crafts Movement, which criticised the products of industrial society and sought to revive medieval crafts such as the making of tapestries and stained glass. The most ambitious Victorian artist was George Frederic Watts, whose symbolist art aimed to do for the Victorian age what Michelangelo had done for the early 16th century Renaissance.
Your ticket (bought from this page) includes both of the following:
Thursday 11th March at 10:00am: The Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian Realism in Art. A lecture lasting about one hour followed by a live Q&A session.
Thursday 18th March at 10:00am: The Victorians and the Art of the Imagination. A lecture lasting about one hour followed by a live Q&A session.
Tickets £12 (£9 for Friends of The Merchant’s House)
One ticket includes both lectures by David Evans.
All profits in aid of The Merchant’s House (Marlborough) Trust. Charity No: 1010902
This is a live online event. You will need to access a password-protected Zoom Meeting online. After purchasing your ticket you will be sent an email with full details of exactly what you need to do. (You will receive an automatic confirmation email immediately after purchasing your ticket. The additional details will be sent to you during working hours as this has to be done manually).
Tickets will be available until 9:00pm on the day before each lecture.