The Impact of Italy
Monday 14 April, 3pm
Ticket £5 Tel 01225 388569
‘Magick Land': the impact of Italy on British landscape artists c.1745-85
Joseph Wright's tour of Italy in 1774-75 inspired a group of remarkable landscape drawings and oils which he made not only on the trip itself but also on his return to England, during his eighteen months in Bath and for many years after. This lecture will cover the wider context of these subjects by examining the impact of the landscape in and around Rome and Naples on other British artists who visited Italy in the period c.1745-85, such as Thomas Jones, William Pars, Francis Towne and John ‘Warwick' Smith.
Former Tate curator Anne Lyles is a leading authority on Constable, Turner and British eighteenth-century landscape.