Lecture: Forgotten PaintSunday, July 1 | 2:30 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free; ticket from Box Office required
Perry Hurt, Museum Conservator
British 18th-century painting gave us Constable, Gainsborough, and Turner. It also gave us some of the worst paint of all time. Squeezed between the demise of painters’ guilds and the birth of the Industrial Revolution, 18th-century painters lost centuries of paint knowledge while simultaneously picking up new and strange materials. This lecture illustrates the changes that painting and painters were going through all over Europe and America. The roots of these changes begin in the Renaissance, blossom in the 18th century, and set the stage for the impressionists and modern painting.
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July 1, 2012