Strange Beauty/Estranged Cousins: British Attitudes to German Art

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Strange Beauty/Estranged Cousins: British Attitudes to German Art

Date and time

Monday 28 April, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Matthew Potter

Tickets

Admission free

This talk examines how British attitudes to German art changed between the Napoleonic Wars (1801-15) and the Second World War (1939-45). It will explore the cultural impact of German Unification (1871) as well as the contribution of art historical writing and connoisseurship on the popularity of German art in Britain.

Matthew Potter

Matthew Potter is Senior Lecturer in Art and Design History at the University of Northumbria. He is the author of The Inspirational Genius of Germany: British Art and Germanism.

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Image above: Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder 'Cupid complaining to Venus', about 1525

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