A student-led conference in association with the Tate Research Centre: British Romantic Art: 6-7 November, 2012
6th of November
10.30 Speakers arrive
- Speakers arrive at the Manton entrance and proceed to the Manton Studio for registration.
11.30 Registration and coffee
- Attendees arrive at the Manton Studio for registration
12.00-1.00 Introduction and Session 1: Travel and Romantic Journey
- Brief introduction to the event from the New Perspectives Team
- Sarah Moulden, Cotman in Yorkshire: patronage, pencil, resistance
- Aneta Lipska, Word-painting and 19th century aesthetic discourses in Marguerite Blessington’s Journals
1.00-2.00 Lunch break
- Lunch not provided
2.00-3.00 Session 2: Turner’s Multidisciplinary Practice
- Marion Martin, Mingling voices: Turner’s early exhibited works
- Christine Lai, ‘Perpetual Revolution’: J. M. W. Turner & Romantic Architecture
3.00-3.50 Session 3: Prints
- Hayley Flynn (née Morris), Landscape in Blake: The Job Illustrations
- Ester Chadwick, Experiments in Liberty: Barry’s Phoenix and Late Eighteenth Century artists prints in Britain
3.50-4.30 Visit to the Prints and Drawings study room and coffee break
Attendees are divided into two groups to visit the Prints and Drawings study room
- 3.50-4.10 Group 1 Print room visit (coffee for group 2)
- 4.10-4.30 Group 2 Print room visit (coffee for group 1)
4.30-6.00: Session 4: Iconography of space and place
- Vivien Estelle Williams, The bagpipe as a national identifier: English v. Scottish Romantic portrayals
- Jordan Mearns, Romancing the Past: Mary, Queen of Scots and Sentimental Historiography in Late Eighteenth-Century British History Painting
- María Egea García, Artists’ Studios in English Painting: 1770-1850
6.00 Social event: Morpeth Arms
- Speakers and attendees are invited to the Morpeth Arms, 58 Millbank
7th of November
10.00-11.30 Session 5: Material matters
- Sarah Gould, The Paradigm of texture in the works of Constable and Turner: redefining matter (This paper will take place in the Clore Gallery)
- Alice Coombs, Glass and Paper: Manufacturing Experience in John Martin’s ‘The Last Judgement’, ‘The Great Day of His Wrath’ and ‘The Plains of Heaven’ (Manton Studio)
- Gabriella Szalay, Material Matters: Jan van Eyck in the Age of Romanticism
11.30-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-12.45: Session 6: The Body
- Thomas Ardill, Healing Miracles in British Art, c.1812-1823
- Cora Gilroy-Ware, Turner’s Reclining Venus, 1828
12.45-1.45 Lunch Break
1.45-3.15: Session 7: Romantic Legacy
- Lee Hallman, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and the Legacy of British Romanticism
- Shannon Rollins, Anachronism as Aesthetic: Steampunk and J.M.W. Turner
- Laura Kuch, The Seed of Romanticism: In Search of the Blue Flower: Exploring the relevance of the German Romantics’ ideas in artistic creation today - An artist’s (re)search
3.15-4.00 Summing up
4.00 Conference ends
New Perspectives Conference 2012: 6th of November (11:30-18:00) and 7th of November (10:00-16:00), Tate Britain, London
A student-led conference in association with the Tate Research Centre: British Romantic Art
The Tate Research Centre: British Romantic Art aims to promote research on British art from around 1770 to 1850. Tate’s collection of watercolours and drawings,and major holdings of the work of William Blake and John Constable is among the greatest in the world. With a special focus on Blake, Constable and Turner, the Centre offers a programme of events and activities aimed at encouraging research on these artists and on the Romantic era as a whole, as well as the legacy of Romantic art and culture in Britain and around the world.
This two-day conference, organised by PhD students in collaboration with Tate, will feature papers by British and international post-graduates working on the Romantic period with contributions focusing on British art and visual culture of the period c.1770–1850.
Papers will offer new perspectives on the iconic artists of the ‘Romantic period’: Turner, Constable, Blake, David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, John Sell Cotman, John Martin, James Barry and Benjamin Robert Haydon, all of whom are represented in the Tate collection. Themes under discussion in the conference will include the material concerns of artists, examining the use of different media artists’ multidisciplinary interests and approaches, and their self-representation and identity, as well as landscape and travel, political and religious themes, and cross-period connections.
The conference will make use of Tate Britain’s resources, with the chance to get up close to works in the collection and see items that are rarely shown in public.
Attendance to the conference is free and open to current students. Places are limited, so please book early to secure a place: email@example.com
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Call for Papers
The Tate Research Centre: British Romantic Art aims to promote research on British art from around 1770 to 1850. Tate’s collection of watercolours and drawings, and major holdings of the work of William Blake and John Constable, is among the greatest in the world. With a special focus on Blake, Contable and Turner, the Centre offers a programme of events and activities aimed at encouraging research on these artists and on the Romantic era as a whole, as well as the legacy of Romantic art and culture in Britain and around the world.
This two-day conference is being organised by PhD students in collaboration with Tate. The event will be open to postgraduate researchers from the UK and abroad with a particular interest in the Romantic period, with the aim to discover and explore common areas of interest and create an informal network of students working in this area.
We are looking for current postgraduates working on the Romantic period (loosely defined as c.1770-1850) to participate in this event. Contributions may be in the form of a traditional paper (of approximately twenty minutes), a gallery or print-room talk, chairing a round-table discussion or any other idea you may have to disseminate your research and contribute to the broader theme of the conference.
Contributions should focus on British art and visual culture of the period c.1770-1850, through related cultural artefacts from different period and countries may also be brought into the discussion. We particularly encourage submissions relating to the Tate collection.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
*National identity; transnational currents or connections; empire
*Spectacle; visual entertaintment
*Romantic influence and afterlife; cross-period connections; the past as a theme and obsession
*Definitions or limitations of the term “Romanticism”; questioning the canon
*New interpretations of Romantic art and artists; new approaches or methodologies
*Landscape art and theory
The precise schedule for the two days is subject to submissions.
A social event will be incorporated into the programme on the first evening.
Please send a 300-word abstract of your idea (including your name and institutional affiliation) to:
The deadline for submissions is Friday 24th August 2012.
With regard to successful submissions, the organisers will seek further details on the format and delivery of proposed contributions in due course.
Please note there will be no registration fee for this event, but places will be limited.
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