Primal Magic: The Prehistoric Landscape in British Art: A talk by Professor Sam Smiles

Primal Magic: The Prehistoric Landscape in British Art: A talk by Professor Sam Smiles Stonehenge c. 1827-28 Watercolour JMW Turner c The Salisbury Museum

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.
Cost:

£12 (includes a glass of wine)

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.

The evening starts at 6pm with a Private View of the 'British Art: Ancient Landscapes' exhibition, followed by the talk at 7pm.

Fundraising Event