The Image of Vesuvius

Monday 17 March, 3pm
Ticket £5 01225 388569
'Brilliant with all colours' - the Image of Vesuvius
James Hamilton

Joseph Wright was not the only artist to be fascinated by Vesuvius, one of the world's greatest volcanoes. Dr James Hamilton, biographer of J M W Turner, will examine the impact of the mountain on the visual arts and the evolution of its image from Roman times to today. He was brought up in Derby where he experienced the shock of Joseph Wright's paintings at an early age. As an art historian at the University of Birmingham, James Hamilton has curated dozens of exhibitions, including Compton Verney's recent Volcano: from Turner to Warhol.

 

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