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CAPTAINS, HIGHLANDERS, AND VICTORIANS: ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH ART HISTORY FROM THE RESTORATION THROUGH THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
January 10 @ 1:30 pm$220. – $265.
This look at the art history of England and Scotland includes the popular Georgian and Victorian Periods. Insightful portraits by painters like Sir Joshua Reynolds will introduce students to the swashbuckling characters who inspired the adventure stories of Patrick O’Brian and C.S. Forester. Touching family scenes, including children (and, of course, the family dogs!), also mark the painting of the Georgian age, while the elegance of Neoclassical architecture is found in the resort city of Bath. Meanwhile, the lochs and highlands of Scotland are celebrated in landscape painting. The Victorian age shows Dickensian narrative scenes and affectionate paintings of animals, as well as an international flair; it was said “the sun never sets on the British Empire,” and the arts reflect that. The Victorian age also includes the Pre-Raphaelites, whose brilliant and eccentric work VBMA patrons enjoyed last season.
Classes meet January 10 – March 13
Fridays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
#WW05 $265 (Museum members $220)