Prof Will Vaughan - Samuel Palmer: Shadows on the Wall
Lecture | Salisbury Museum, Lecture Theatre
Thursday 2 February 2017 - 14:30 until 16:30
In this talk Will Vaughan, a former Curator at Tate Britain, and Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the University of London), will provide an introduction to the art of Samuel Palmer – one of the most original and inventive landscape painters of the Romantic era in the early 19th century. Although not as well-known as his contemporaries Turner and Constable, Palmer’s intense depictions of the English countryside have always attracted a strong following of enthusiasts, and they have inspired many later British artists, such as Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, John Piper and Eric Ravilious. In his recent book, Samuel Palmer: Shadows on the Wall, (Yale 2015), Will explored Palmer’s art by using many documents he had discovered that changed the understanding of the artist’s life, particularly his early years. He will offer a fresh interpretation of the artist’s practice, showing its connections with other critics of the establishment of his time, such as the Pre-Raphaelites.
This event has been organised by the Wiltshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.