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Art and Science – Three Illustrated Talks on an Undervalued Interaction
Session 2 – The Age of Revolution
While 16th century portraits may indicate that a little scientific learning had become a gentlemanly accomplishment, and 17th century art demonstrates an increasing interest in anatomy and optics, it is the art of the 18th and 19th centuries that formulate the image of the scientist and start to explore the radical changes that science and technology were making in the world.
Hogarth jokes about medical men, Wright explores an almost Gothic scenario of experimentation and Turner tries to capture new concepts of speed. Factories, surgeries and machinery enter the visual repertoire and in the remarkable case of John Martin we find a highly imaginative style of painting underpinned by the artist’s interest in projects of modern city planning and engineering.
October 23, 30 and November 6 – all £4 and at 6pm
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