|Course:||Coast and Country: Artists' Colonies & Retreats with Dr Jan. D. Cox - Britain I|
|Tutor:||Dr Jan. D. Cox|
|Start Date:||14th August 2018|
|Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
This group of day courses, which will appeal to anyone who has an interest in art, will look at how artists escaped from the big cities and took refuge in the country or by the coast. Artists’ colonies flourished in the nineteenth and early twentieth century in many countries across Europe, and we will concentrate on Britain, France and Denmark. Featured artists will include: Camille Corot, Walter Osborne, Ben Nicholson, Gauguin, Van Gogh, P. S. Krøyer, Michael and Anna Ancher, Stanhope Forbes, Philip Wilson Steer, Eric Ravilious, Vanessa Bell.
Colonies and Retreats: Britain I
James MacNeill Whistler and Walter Sickert were early visitors to St. Ives in the 1880s. They were followed, by the Swede Anders Zorn, and the Finn Helene Shjerfbeck. Other prominent artists were Julius Olsson, Emily Carr, and Borlase Smart. A new era arrived with Bernard Leach’s pottery in 1920, followed later in the decade by the Nicholsons, Christopher Wood and Alfred Wallis. The town became a magnet for European Modernism before the Second World War, where Naum Gabo and Barbara Hepworth were key.
Later successful interpreters of the wonderful light of the port included Peter Lanyon, Margaret Mellis, Terry Frost, Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, and Patrick Heron.
This course is part of Week Two of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 12 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 18 August.
I thoroughly enjoyed the two times that I've come to speak at Dillington House. I found the audiences to be engaged, receptive and welcoming. Somerset needs a venue like this, I hope it goes from strength to strength and I'd love to come back and speak again.