What are Study Days?

In these exceptional times (Covid) we have changed the format of our Study Days.

For now, these will be run as a Zoom Webinar and will consist of two 45-minute lectures with time for questions and a coffee break of 15 and 30 mins between the two lectures.

The Study day will start at 10am and finishing around 12.30pm.

The cost will be £8 to be paid after the event.

Details on how to join the zoom meeting and how to pay for the event will be send out before each Study Day

The next Study Day: 19th January

The British Enlightenment: science, exploration and industry in Eighteenth century painting

Lecturer is Justin Reay FSA FRHistS. After retiring from business in 2001, Justin studied the History of Art and Architecture at Oxford.  He was a senior academic manager at the Bodleian Library, for whom he is now consultant in maritime art and marine history. Justin is a published historian, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association, New York.

In this brief introduction to the emergence of the Industrial and Technological Age, Justin discusses the key events of the English and Scottish Enlightenments, the development of the early Industrial Revolution, and the response to those changing times by artists.

Session 1 – Sensation and Sensibility: depictions of the Industrial Age by Joseph Wright of Derby  Industrialists became wealthy and famous in the late Eighteenth century, and their world was painted by Joseph Wright of Derby. With his original approach to light and a masterly technique, him became the modern sobriquet of “the painter of the Industrial Revolution”.

Session 2 – Living in the Industrial Revolution: artists and the modern world from Turner to Cézanne As the Industrial Revolution gathered pace and spread throughout western Europe, artists responded to these changes in different ways. From Turner, through the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists and Modernists to Van Gogh and his lyrical industrial landscapes, all reflect changing times and technology. 

Previous Study Days

To read about our previous study days click here

How do I contact the organisers?

Study Days are organised by Stephanie North, Mark Gardiner, Julia Reece and Jill Boumphrey. If you would like any more general information, please email them at tasoxford@gmail.com

Wyvern Area Study Days 2020

We are part of The Arts Society Wyvern Area and our members, and those on the waiting list, are welcome to take part in Wyvern area events. Further details click here