History of Art & Design: Music, Art & the Victorians

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17 January 2022 - 14 February 2022
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History of Art & Design:
Music, Art & the Victorians

Mondays, 17, 24 & 31 January and
7 & 14 February
Full course £50 | Friends £45
Single lecture £12 | Friends £10.80
Online, Zoom webinar
Speakers: Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper

This course considers the many ways in which music helped Victorian artists to experiment with the depiction of women, heaven, sensuality and death. Discover how artists were influenced by past and contemporary pieces of music to create radically beautiful and modern works of art.

Lecture 1 – St Cecilia’s Halo: the
Pre-Raphaelites and Music

Lecture 2
– The Lost Chord:
Imagining Heaven

Lecture 3
– Hearing Colours: Synaesthesia and the avant-garde

Lecture 4
– Wagner & the ‘Total Work of Art’

Lecture 5
– Early music, folk songs & the Arts & Crafts Movement

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