Primal Magic: The Prehistoric Landscape In British Art ~ Lecture At Salisbury Museum
Stonehenge c. 1827-28.
Watercolour by JMW Turner,
copyright The Salisbury Museum.
The Prehistoric Landscape in British Art
a talk by
Professor Sam Smiles
The Kings House, 65 The Close,
Salisbury SP1 2EN
Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Private View at 6.00 p.m.
Talk at 7.00 p.m.
In this talk Professor Sam Smiles, curator of
the ‘British Art: Ancient Landscapes’ exhibition,
will look at some examples of artistic
engagements with British antiquity that
lie beyond the topographical record.
Prehistoric remains stimulated many artists
to wrestle with the monuments' enigmatic
identities and to meditate on the course
of history. Their responses are very different,
as would be expected over two centuries
of effort, but they share a concern to
offer something richer than a simple
transcription of the prehistoric landscape.
Booking required for this event.
Cost £12 (includes a glass of wine).
For further information
telephone 01722 332151
Labels: Recreation Art