Studies in Art

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This course will reappraise the work of the celebrated watercolourist, John Sell Cotman and will explore his life-long interest in buildings, his virtuosity as an architectural draughtsman and in particular the importance of his three visits to Normandy in 1817, 1818 and 1820. This will be set within the broader context of the English watercolour movement and the Romantic response to and antiquarian interest in medieval architecture.


Tuesday 16 October 2012

10.30am
The Artist, the Amateur, the Drawing-master and the Traveller: The Watercolour Painter
Sarah Bowles

12.00noon
“O rare and beautiful Norfolk”: Cotman and the Norwich School
Dr. Giorgia Bottinelli, Curator of History of Art, Norwich Castle Museum

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the Courtauld  Collection of Drawings and Prints with Tim Wilcox, Independent Scholar


Tuesday 23 October 2012

10.30am
The Eighteen-Century Watercolour
Andrew Wilton, most recently Senior Research Fellow, Tate Britain

12.00noon
Dawson Turner: Art Patron, Connoisseur and Collector
Dr Andrew Moore, Independent Art Historian and Curator

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
The Picturesque Traveller in Northern France: French and English Painters in the Age of  Bonington
Dr Linda Whiteley, Department of History of Art, University of Oxford


Tuesday 30 October 2012

10.30am
“Elegant relics of ancient architecture”. The Romantic Spirit
Lecturer to be confirmed

12.00noon
Cotman and his Travels in Normandy
Tim Wilcox, Independent Scholar and Curator

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the exhibition “Cotman in Normandy” at the Dulwich Picture Gallery with Tim Wilcox, Curator of the exhibition

4.00pm
Coach departs for Central London