Renewal not revolution: Sir Joshua Reynolds' 'Lady Cockburn and her Three Eldest Sons'

Wednesday 15 November, 1–1.30pm

Room 34

Matthew Morgan

Admission free, donations welcome

Places are limited on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Modern art is often described as a process of cultural revolution which seeks to usurp previous styles and approaches. Yet not all artists have seen their work in this way and many artists have looked to the past not only for lessons, but also for inspiration and guidance, restoring or renewing previous approaches to making art.

This series of talks will examine how some of these artists looked to the past to inform the future.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Detail from Sir Joshua Reynolds, Lady Cockburn and her Three Eldest Sons, 1773