29th October 2020

Online study day – further details to follow

Turner vs Constable: The great British paint off

Nicola Moorby

Nicola is an independent art historian specialising in British art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Formerly a curator and researcher at Tate Britain, Nicola will enlighten us on the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, as unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style. These two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape paintings during the 19th century. The two online lectures set them head to-head and examines their differences and their similarities, such as when considering Turner’s watercolours and pencil studies and Constable’s oil sketches. Nicola traces their life stories, and their revolutionary approach to sketching landscapes. Finally, the showstoppers, a comparison of The Hay Wain vs The Fighting Temeraire in terms of style, reputation and legacy.

Venue for all study days (once Covid-19 restrictions lifted): Village Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0JJ. There is free car parking at the venue. For further information, go to: langtongreenvillagehall.org.uk.

Previous study days:

February 2020 – The magnificent Maya – fact and fantasy (speaker: Dr Diane Davies)

October 2019 – The Changing Face of Fashion (speaker: Andrew Prince)

February 2019 – A History of Art – A Journey of Discovery (speaker: Leslie Primo BA MA)

October 2018 – Klimt and the Vienna Secession 1918-2018 (speaker: Dr Anne Anderson BS PhD FSA)