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Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series - The Bloke 3/3 £4

From the Victorians to the Twentieth Century

Faced with what was virtually a uniform of sober black suits, how did the 19th century artist find enough variation to make a good picture? From Impressionists and Pre-Raphaelites to the art of the twentieth  century we explore the inventive handling of apparently limited possibilities, the manifestations of a new sort of dandy and the  emergence of The Bloke – that quintessential chap who still colours our expectations (and possibly our dreams).


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