Lecture by Dr Colin Cruise - See Title Below
The PRS invites you to an illustrated lecture by Dr Colin Cruise on “Starting with Illumination: Rossetti, Burne-Jones and medieval painting”.
Saturday 18th May 2019, at 11.00 am (Reception from 10.30 am) John Peek Conference Room, Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham. B3 3BS.
This talk revisits the topic of medieval illumination as an inspiration for Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 1850s' watercolours, examining some of the inspirations for his ground-breaking sequence of works, chiefly on Arthurian themes. Attention then turns to Burne-Jones's first drawings and watercolours in which Rossetti's generalised 'aesthetic' of illumination is transformed - rather than simply copied - by the younger artist. The paper compares and contrasts works from these phases of each artist's career to analyse the significant differences that medieval illumination inspired in their imaginative practices.
Following his recent retirement from a full-time, university professorial position Colin Cruise works as an independent art history researcher and as a writer and lecturer. He is the author of Pre-Raphaelite Drawing (Thames and Hudson, 2011); he has also written for the Tate Britain exhibition catalogues Queer Art in Britain (2017) and Edward Burne-Jones (2018), as well as for the Lowry Centre exhibition, Lowry and the Pre-Raphaelites (2018).
Admission: £9.00, payable in advance. Friends are welcome.
The BMI Coffee Lounge is open for business from 10.15am.
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