Lunchtime Talk: Conditions for Landscape

When
Wednesday 6 October 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Free, donations welcome
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Millennium Gallery
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Cyprien Gaillard, The New Picturesque, 2008. Courtesy the Roberts Institute of Art and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection. © Cyprien Gaillard

Several of the artists in the exhibition Earthbound: Contemporary Landscape from the Roberts Institute of Art engage with familiar ideas of the sublime and picturesque, and take as their subject the kind of scenic landscape we might associate with National Parks and tourist destinations. But these subjects are now approached, for the most part, in sceptical, sometimes even mocking, terms. Why has it become so difficult for artists to respond to landscape in traditional ways? Is it still possible to envisage a contemporary landscape sublime?

Hear Nicholas Alfrey from the University of Nottingham explore these questions in this lunchtime talk.

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When
Wednesday 6 October 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Price
Free, donations welcome
How to book
Please book in advance:
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Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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