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|Course:||Coast and Country: Artists' Colonies & Retreats with Dr Jan. D. Cox -Britain II|
|Tutor:||Dr Jan. D. Cox|
|Start Date:||17th 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 II
We will begin with the Newlyn School, and the husband and wife team
of Stanhope Forbes and Elizabeth Armstrong Forbes, with powerful depictions of life in the fishing community. Other Newlyn artists include Walter Langley, Frank Bramley, Norman Garstin and Edwin Harris. We will also dip into other Cornish locations, such as Lamorna (Birch) and Falmouth (Henry Scott Tuke). Other notable British coastal colonies included Walberswick (Philip Wilson Steer) and Staithes (Laura and Harold Knight). We will conclude with artists who gathered together in retreats in Sussex, including Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry at Charleston, and at Furlongs, owned by Peggy Angus, where visitors included Eric Ravilious, Maholy-Nagy and John Piper.
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 came to Somerset to talk about Socrates and his search for the good life. And in many ways I found it incarnated in Dillington House. Here there is a love of beauty and truth. To find a sympathetic venue with an exquisitely rich history, open to all and encouraging debate, creativity and a passion for life is exactly the kind of thing that would have made Socrates smile. I can't wait to come back.