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Turner vs Constable, the Great British Paint Off (online at 1:45pm)

Lecture on Monday 1st February 2021 at 1:45PM

Lecturer: Nicola Moorby

This lecture is not being recorded so will only be available at the scheduled time.

This is the story of the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. As unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style, these two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape. This lecture sets them head-to-head and examines their differences, their similarities, their battles and their shared triumphs. But who will ultimately be crowned star painter? As well as giving an overview of Turner and Constable, the subject provides an enjoyable overview of the British art world during the nineteenth century.

Nicola Moorby is an independent art historian specialising in British art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has curated a number of exhibitions and has published widely on J.M.W. Turner.

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