Opening Lecture: Turner and Constable

Opening Lecture: Turner and Constable


December 16, 2018

3:00 PM-4:00 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Alexis Goodin, curator of Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, discusses the human element in landscapes by Britain’s leading artists of the genre in the nineteenth century. Goodin identifies the personal connections artists had with their subjects—buildings, people, and places—and identifies how the figures within their landscapes often point to cultural and political issues of the day.

Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851 ), Brunnen from the Lake of Lucerne (detail), 1845. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 11 7/16 x 18 3/4 in. Clark Art Institute, 1955.1865