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‘From Horatio McCulloch to Sir William Gillies: Landscape Paintings on display at Paxton House from the Scottish National Galleries’
March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm£5.00 - £15.00
Ola Wojtkiewicz, art historian and Senior Curator of 16th & 17th Century Collections at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, considers a number of delightful examples of landscape painting on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland. How did the appreciation of nature and landscape evolve from the early nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century? What were the painting styles which captivated the audiences? What explanations are there for the remarkable explosion of naturalistic landscape painting in nineteenth century Britain? Come along to this informal illustrated talk followed by a discussion to learn more about the art of immortalising nature on canvas.
An delicious afternoon tea follows (optional).