Talk: Culture Shock: Travellers in Search of the Arts in Eighteenth-Century Northern Europe

Etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, c.1635. By courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

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The cultural tourism of the 18th Century is usually associated with the Grand Tour to Italy. Yet the 18th Century witnessed the rise of an alternative tour to Northern Europe, where travellers could take in the splendours of the Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish art or experience a quite different milieu to Naples or Rome. 

Join Dr Harry Mount, an expert in 18th-century art criticism, for a fascinating exploration of cultural tourism to the North before the railway age. Harry is Programme Leader for History and History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, where he specialises in British art from 1700 to 1850. 

Date: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 19:00-20:15
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA

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