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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Venice Public Lecture - 'Gliding up her Streets as in a Dream': Turner and the Floating City

16th November 2009, 18:15 to 19:15, Room 201, Elvet Riverside, Mr Andrew Wilton (Tate Gallery)

Andrew Wilton was the Founding Curator of the Turner Collection in the Clore Gallery, and the Keeper of British Art, Tate Gallery. He is currently Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain. His work includes many books and exhibitions on J M W Turner and British Romantic painting.

Andrew will be arguing that Turner's interest in Venice was prompted partly by renewed tourist familiarity with the city, and also, perhaps mainly, by the art publications of the day, with their emphasis on literary parallels and historical and romantic narrative.

This is the third lecture in the 'Venice and the Cultural Imagination' public lecture series.

This lecture series will focus on the city's representation in painting, music and literature since 1800.

The image above is of a painting called 'The Bucintoro Returning To The Molo' by Giovanni Antonio Canal (called Canaletto) which belongs to and is supplied courtesy of the Bowes Musuem in County Durham.


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