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Paul Mellon Centre: “British Art & Natural Forces: Geomorphic Forces”

October 6, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Part of the multi-part programme of research events British Art and Natural Forces which focuses on the encounter between artistic and art-historical practice and the forces of the natural world. It places such encounters in both contemporary and historical perspectives.
Chair: Martin Myrone (Convenor, British Art Network)
Speakers and papers:
Caterina Franciosi (PhD Student, History of Art, Yale University), “‘Hell on Earth’: Edward Burne-Jones’s Perseus Series (1876–1885) and Narratives of Geophysical Development”
Stephanie O’Rourke (Lecturer in Art History, University of St Andrews), “Picturing the Geological Sublime”
Joe Kerr (Adjunct Professor of Architectural History, Syracuse University, London), “Alfred Watkins: Art, Nature and the Supernatural”
Tobah Aukland-Peck (PhD Student, Art History, Graduate Center of the City University of New York), “‘Minerals of the Island’: Tracing the Fossil Landscapes of the 1951 Festival of Britain”