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British Landscape views of India

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Shalford Village Hall

Kings Road

Guildford

GU4 8JU

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British artists first travelled to India in the mid-eighteenth century, and views of the country remained a popular subject for numerous British artists, professional and amateur, throughout the period of the Empire. Their work encompassed both India’s natural scenery and its rich architectural heritage. But what were the issues facing artists from one culture engaged in portraying scenes from another? How was their work shaped by European aesthetic theories? And what was the impact back in Britain of the material they produced?

Doors open at 10 am and lecture starts 10.45 (duration: 1 Hour)


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Dr Prasannajit de Silva completed his doctorate in 2007, researching the art of the British in India during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His lecturing covers British visual culture of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, including art produced in various colonial settings. He is particularly interested in the relationship of aspects of art, architecture, and design to their broader cultural, social, and political contexts, and also teaches courses on the methods and theoretical approaches of art history. His current work includes roles as Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and Sessional Lecturer for the WEA.

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