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Bettie Allison Rand Lectures in Art History: Andrew Hemingway

March 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - April 2, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

British Landscape Painting in the Age of Revolution

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Andrew Hemingway is Professor Emeritus of Art History at University College London and the author of, among other books, Landscape Imagery and Urban Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain. Andrew Hemingway was professor-andrew-hemingwayeducated at the universities of Hull, East Anglia, and London. He taught full time in higher education from 1974 and joined UCL in 1987, becoming a reader in history of art in 1993 and professor in 2003. His on-going research interests include U.S. art and politics in the early 20th century, Neue Sachlichkeit and German realisms of the Weimar period, and the historiography of Marxist art history. His books include Landscape Imagery and Urban Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain(Cambridge University Press, 1992), Artists on the Left: American Artists and the CommunistMovement, 1926-1956 (Yale University Press, 2002), The Mysticism of Money: Precisionist Painting and Machine Age America (Periscope, 2013), and the edited volumes Marxism and the History of Art: From William Morris to the New Left (Pluto Press, 2006) and Transatlantic Romanticism: British and American Art and Literature 1790/1860(University of Massachusetts Press, 2015).

“The lectures argue that Naturalism should be understood more as a style category than as a method or technique, and that, as such, it was a focus of ideological tensions at a time of growing class friction. The tensions over style were interlocked with tensions over novel departures in iconography, as British painters — to the displeasure of some aristocratic patrons and tradition-minded critics — sought to modify the genre of landscape painting so that it could meet the needs of a society in which ‘free market’ social relations had largely replaced the customary order that still prevailed a century before.”

John Constable, The Vale of Dedham, 1828, oil on canvas, 144.50 x 122.00 cm, National Gallery of Scotland
John Constable, The Vale of Dedham, 1828, oil on canvas, 144.50 x 122.00 cm, National Gallery of Scotland

MONDAY, MARCH 28
5:00 PM  Opening Reception and Viewing of the exhibition Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century
Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibition Room, Wilson Library

5:30 PM “Naturalistic Landscape Painting and the Decline of Deference”
Pleasants Assembly Room, Wilson Library

TUESDAY, MARCH 29
5:30 PM “The Artisanal Worldview in the Paintings of John Crome”
Pleasants Assembly Room, Wilson Library

THURSDAY, MARCH 31
5:30 PM “Constable’s Meanings: Iconography and the Aesthetic”
Pleasants Assembly Room, Wilson Library

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
11 AM “The Field of Waterloo Exposed: Turner, Byron, and the Politics of Reaction”
Pleasants Assembly Room, Wilson Library

Through a generous gift to the UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation, William G. Rand established this lecture series in memory of his late wife, Bettie Allison Rand. This funding allows the Department of Art to bring one or more eminent art historians to UNC-CH every other year for residencies of various lengths. While they are in Chapel Hill, these scholars present a series of lectures and interact with undergraduate and graduate art history and studio art students. More info about the series can be found here.

Related Exhibition:

A spring exhibition in UNC’s Wilson Library will celebrate the Rare Book Collection’s William Wordsworth Collection and related holdings in Romantic literature and British culture.

“Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century” will be on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room from January 20 through April 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

On Feb. 22, Duncan Wu, professor of English at Georgetown University, will deliver the keynote lecture “Wordsworthian Carnage,” about Wordsworth’s “Thanksgiving Ode.” The poem commemorates Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

The free public program will begin at 6 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Visitors may view the exhibition during a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. For program information, contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu or (919) 548-1203.

Details

Start:
March 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
End:
April 2, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://rand2016.web.unc.edu/

Organizer

Daniel Sherman
Email:
dsherman@email.unc.edu

Venue

Pleasants Room, Wilson Library
UNC at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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