Hesse Lecture: Frances Spalding

Tue 23 Jun 11am

From £7.50 to £15.00

Jubilee Hall

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Tuesday 23 June 2020 - 11.00am

Sea Interludes: maritime themes and seaside associations in mid-20th century British art and culture

The sea, John Piper wrote, is a ‘powerful emotional agent’ in English art. This was a controversial remark in 1933. Cities, not the seaside, had long been regarded as generative environments for new art and for intellectual communities. The notion that desolate beaches, cliffs, harbours, the crying of marsh birds, or the swagger and gaiety found in coastal resorts, might inspire modern artists and musicians surprised many.

Art historian, biographer and critic Frances Spalding explores these ideas in reference to the work of artists.

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Jubilee Hall
Crabbe St, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BN