Seeing the World Anew: the emergence of landscape in Art
at the National Gallery, London
With Mary Attwood
Saturday 3rd December 2022,
10:00am – 2:00pm
“The eye must not rest on the appearances of nature itself,
or on the surface qualities of the work of art,
but see through them to something sublime beyond.”
Overview – During this visit to the National Gallery in London, we will explore the emergence of landscape in art with a particular (but not sole) focus on Claude Lorrain, Gainsborough, Constable and Turner. Psychiatrist and literary scholar, Dr Iain McGilchrist, writes that the arts in general, and the ways in which they change over a period of time, can tell us about the history of ideas. Visual art in particular presents in a beautifully sensory and visceral way, how we have seen ourselves in relationship to the natural world over time, and our sense of belonging to it. Each of these artists were innovators in unique ways and created ripples which influenced the Impressionists and other leading artists in the decades and centuries that followed, forever altering the window on the world that art shows us – and how we might consider ourselves in relationship to the world.
Numbers will be limited. £40 per person
Note: If you have accessibility needs, the gallery does have a lift.
To book this event, please visit Mary’s website directly by clicking here.