Lecture | We Are Making a New World: Great War Elegies in Art and Music

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, will examine the overlapping concerns of British artists and musicians at the end of the First World War, a century ago. The lecture will pivot on the unlikely subject of the pastoral, which emerged as an apt mode for elegiac compositions, visual and musical, as radical modernism foundered in the face of industrial warfare. The work of painters, including Paul Nash, C. R. W. Nevinson, and Charles Sims, and composers, such as George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss, and Edward Elgar, will be considered.

Lecture Hall
Space is limited
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Open to: 
General Public
Related exhibition: 
An Indelible Mark: British Art of the First World War