Celestial Aspirations: C. 17th/18th British Poetry & Painting - 3 Lectures
The E. H. Gombrich Lecture Series on the Classical Tradition 2016 - on 11, 12 and 13 October 2016 at 17.30 at the Warburg Institute, organised by the Warburg Institute and Princeton University Press.
Speaker: Philip Hardie, Honorary Professor of Latin and Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge
Celestial Aspirations: 17th and 18th Century British Poetry and Painting, and the Classical Tradition
11 October - Visions of apotheosis and glory on painted ceilings: from Rubens’ Banqueting House, Whitehall to Thornhill’s Painted Hall, Greenwich
12 October - Poetic ascents and flights of the mind: Neoplatonism to Romanticism
13 October - ‘No middle flight’: Miltonic ascents and their reception