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HARC 0125 Architecture and Painting in Britain, 1790-1830

This course explores British art and architecture in the Romantic era and the early industrial revolution. Architects include Soane and Nash, and also Cockerell who designed the splendid Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, which houses many examples of artists’ work relevant to this phase of British art. In this period landscape painting came to the fore, represented by contrasting approaches such as that of Constable who explored the visible world, Turner who conjured up poetic moods, and Palmer who used landscape in a mystical form. Set against these are the visionary creations of William Blake and the bold portraiture of Lawrence who painted leading figures of the day.

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