Starts:
16 May 2018

The Art Society

Nicola Moorby: Turner vs Constable: The Great British Paint-Off

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governos Parade. 

We gather for registration and welcome drink at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm sharp. 

 This is the story of the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. As unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style, these two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape. This lecture sets them head-to-head and examines their differences, their similarities, their battles and their shared triumphs. But who will ultimately be crowned star painter? As well as giving an overview of Turner and Constable, the lecture provides an enjoyable overview of the British art world during the nineteenth century.