History of Art & Design: Talking about Tuke

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21 June 2021
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History of Art & Design: Talking about Tuke
Mondays, 14 June - 19 July
11am - 12.15pm
Full course £60 | Friends £54
Single lecture £12 | Friends £10.80
Online via Zoom

From his early training informed by European masters to his sun-soaked paintings of male nude figures on Cornish beaches, the life and art of Edwardian painter Henry Scott Tuke continues to fascinate and challenge art historians and curators. This six-week course explores Tuke's artistic practice and reception, with each lecture delivered by a contributor to the exhibition's accompanying publication, Henry Scott Tuke , edited by Dr. Cicely Robinson, published by Yale University.


14 June- Henry Scott Tuke and his Father: Artist and Alienist, Dr Nick Tromans

21 June - Tuke's Naturalism and a National Art, Professor Kenneth McConkey

28 June - A Son of the Sea: Henry Scott Tuke and Maritime Cornwall, Dr. Mary O'Neill

5 July - Henry Scott Tuke's adolescent male nudes and questions of audience and interpretation, Dr. Andrew Stephenson

12 July - Tuke's Queer Lyric, Professor Michael Hatt

19 July - Messing around in Boats: Tuke and Art Practice, Dr. Cicely Robinson


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