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Paul Mellon Centre: “British Art & Natural Forces: Observations, Meteorology”

November 3, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Part of the multi-part program 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.
Chair: Julia Lum (Assistant Prof., Art History, Scripps College)
Speakers and papers:
Mark Cheetham (Prof., Art History, University of Toronto), “Storm Clouds, Plague Clouds & Laundry Lines of the Nineteenth Century: Domestic Meteorology Aboard Arctic Voyages from Britain”
Benjamin Pollitt (Caird Research Fellow, National Maritime Museum, London, and Associate Lecturer, History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art), “Between Westall’s Chaos and Humboldt’s Cosmos: Picturing the Weather in 1848”
Sarah Gould (Lecturer, Panthéon Sorbonne University), “Matters of Excess in J.M.W. Turner’s Paintings”
Nicholas Robbins (Lecturer, History of Art, UCL), “John Constable, Luke Howard, and the Aesthetics of Climate”