Until the mid-19th century, art was the preserve of wealthy individuals and institutions and reflected their world. However, as early as 1845, John Pye, an engraver, recorded that works of art were, ‘no longer pent up in galleries open to a few but meet us in our homes and are the household pleasures of millions.’ He is, of course, mainly referring to the reproduction of images. This special interest day will aim to show that by the 20th century art became genuinely popular, confronting the new world made by industry and commerce. Art was used in many fields, including advertising, campaigning, entertainment and design. We will also ask why are works by artists like Lowry and Spencer in prestigious galleries while those of, say, Beryl Cook and Jack Vetriano are not?
Coffee and Registration 11.30am
First Lecture. 12 – 1pm
Break for lunch 1pm – 2pm
Second Lecture 2pm – 3.00pm
Special Interest day ends 3.00pm
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