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Five Centuries of Art in Britain - The Nineteenth Century

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Course: Five Centuries of Art in Britain - The Nineteenth Century
Tutor: Wayne Bennett
Start Date: 9th August 2018
Start Time: 9.30am
End Time: 4.00pm
Res Fee (from): £826.00
Non Res Fee: £54.00 What's included?

This week of day courses will offer a comprehensive survey of great painting, sculpture and architecture - with some moments of music to add further insight. Each day will look at a century and examine some principal exemplars across the disciplines. We will ask how representative are these important works and what can they tell us about the story of British Art. We will see how art, artists and ideas from abroad influenced British taste and how we amassed the huge international holding of artworks that have now found a home in our great public and private collections.

The Nineteenth Century
The Regency was the flourishing of Georgian taste and this was followed by a strange combination of sober Victorian taste (laced with a good dose of sentimentality) and a certain extravagance which could only be achieved with some very deep pockets. Technology too had an impact on the arts and the period saw the arrival of public galleries and museums and great acts of philanthropy.

This course is part of Week One of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 5 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 11 August.   

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Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

After an initial training and career in the theatre (including working for over four years at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he obtained a first class honours degree. For two years he worked for the Contemporary Art Society based at the Tate Gallery after which he moved to Dorset. For 23 years he led the team at Dillington House until his retirement in early 2015. He now divides his time between his many research interests - archaeology, cartography, cultural history, music and art. Wayne is Co-Director of the Dillington Summer School and continues to originate and tutor courses for Dillington and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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