Hesse Lecture: Frances Spalding
Tue 23 Jun 11amFrom £7.50 to £15.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
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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