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Art Appreciation I – Landscapes of Wonder

23rd April 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 25th April 2019 @ 3:00 pm


Tutor:  Tim Stimson

In the early 19th century in Britain spectacular paintings of epic events in awe-inspiring landscapes competed for popularity with enchantingly diminutive vistas of fairyland; both encapsulating a complex relationship between man, nature and
the supernatural. These paintings expressed responses to the tumult following Napoleon’s defeat with images embracing the wild, garden design, ‘Panoramania’, millenarian hysteria and much more!

Tim’s involvement in art began with the practical. For a number of years he was a professional painter/ceramicist in Scotland and Wales, before returning to university to study literature and the history of art, then training to teach adults. For the last 30 years he has been a freelance cultural/art historian, specialising in 17th and 19th century art and society. He now lectures for the University of Cambridge, the WEA, the Art Fund and The Arts Society (previously NADFAS), and presents residential study courses in Britain and Europe. Tim has now completed two lecture tours of Australia, the last in 2016, and presented a lecture for Hull City of Culture 2017 on T E Ferens, patron of Hull’s newly refurbished gallery.


23rd April 2019 @ 4:00 pm
25th April 2019 @ 3:00 pm