- 28 May to 2 July 2020
Georgian Provocations: Six Iconic Works of Art from Eighteenth-Century Britain is a one-off summer Public Lecture Course, delivered online, which is designed to provide an accessible and stimulating introduction to the art of the period.
The PMC is an educational charity that champions new ways of understanding British art history and culture. We publish, teach and carry out research, both at the Centre in London and through our online platforms. Our archives, library and lively events programme are open to researchers, students and the public. The Centre was founded in 1970 by the art collector and philanthropist Paul Mellon. It is part of Yale University and a partner to the Yale Center for British Art.
See below for details on each lecture and how to join.
In this series
Walking the Streets: William Hogarth’s The Four Times of Day (1736–1738)
28 May 2020
Variations on a Theme: Richard Wilson’s The White Monk (c. 1755–1765)
04 Jun 2020
All Done from Nature: George Stubbs’s Whistlejacket (1762)
11 Jun 2020
The Artist as Intellectual: Joshua Reynolds’s Self-Portrait as President of the Royal Academy (1780)
18 Jun 2020
Displaying the Hero: John Singleton Copley’s The Death of Major Peirson (1784)
25 Jun 2020
Making an Impact: Thomas Lawrence’s Arthur Atherley (1792)
02 Jul 2020