Study Days: Revival & Survival

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7 January 2019 - 4 February 2019
Watts Gallery

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Mondays, 7 January – 4 February | 11am - 1pm
Watts Gallery | £170 | Friends £153
Pre-booking required
Led by Hilary Underwood

Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite circle were fascinated by the images and ideas of the Gothic age. In this course, our speakers explore how this new medievalism was embraced in a period of artistic challenge and change.

The course includes 10% off the Christina Rossetti: Poetry in Art exhibition book (Yale University Press).

Monday 7 January
Painting before the Pre-Raphaelites
Speaker: Dr Donato Esposito

Monday 14 January
Storytelling in a Scientific Age
Speaker: Dr Kelly Freeman

Monday 21 January
Legends and Folklore
Speaker: Sarah Hardy

Monday 28 January
Decisions and Revisions: Church Building and Change
Speaker: Nerissa Taysom

Monday 4 February
Painting Beyond Poetry: Christina Rossetti and Art
Speaker: Hilary Underwood


Event Details

Exhibition:
Christina Rossetti:
Vision & Verse

13 November 2018 - 17 March 2019
Watts Gallery | Friends free


In an exploration of the celebrated Victorian poet's significant connection with visual art, Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse will bring together paintings, illustrations, works on paper and photography.

Presenting portraits of the poet and highlights of the many visual images inspired by her words - alongside Rossetti's own intriguing and virtually unknown drawings - this exhibition will consider Christina Rossetti's complex attitude to visual art, recognising the enduring appeal of Rossetti's verse to visual artists from the 1850s through to the present day.

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