Trans-Atlantic Romanticism: An International Conference, 15 - 17 October 2009
Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, Royal Academy of Art, University College London
This conference aims to rethink Romanticism in the American visual arts within a trans-Atlantic framework. It will provide a forum in which to consider developments in American art of the period c.1789 - 1848 in relation to cognate developments. The twelve papers and keynote lecture will address the issues of Romanticism from a number of perspectives: (1) The urban context in which artists worked in Britain and the United States, and notably London and New York. (2) The literary discourse of early 19th-century Romanticism in relation to new attitudes to the arts and their place in society more generally. (3) The work of individual artists who acted as link figures between British and American cultures, including Benjamin West and Washington Allston. (4) Related developments in landscape and genre painting in Britain and the United States, represented by the work of Thomas Cole, John Quidor, John Martin, and JMW Turner.
Dr Philippa Kaina
Department of History of Art
University College London.
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