Why did watercolourists of the English Golden Age paint in oils? A study of David Cox and his contemporaries
Lecture | Kineton Village Hall
Wednesday 22 March 2017 - 14:30 until 16:30
English artists transformed landscape painting between 1750 and1850, the Golden Age of Watercolour. Turner was followed by Peter De Wint, John Sell Cotman and David Cox, who achieved lasting success in watercolour, but also painted in oils often dismissed as of minor importance, yet now also seen as their most desirable and finest works. Professor Michael Cullen explores the motivation behind these oils, appraising their standing in the history of English landscape art. He shows examples where the artists represented the same scene in both oil and watercolour discussing the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two media.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.