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Ruminate on ruins

Members' talk and Q&A

What is it about ruins that ignite the imagination and inspire emotional reflections?
Date
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm BST
Audience
Members
Available online only

About

Ruins evoke meditations on past, present and future. As we wander amid the vestiges of old walls, staircases and fireplaces, smelling damp moss and touching weathered stone, we think about those who once lived, our own experiences, and what will be. 

In this talk, Dr Christina Bradstreet contemplates the beauty of ruins, and explores how they have inspired poets, writers and artists from Guardi and Bellotto to Corot and Leighton.

After the talk, Christina will be happy to answer your questions in a live Q&A.

Image: Detail from Style of Bernardo Bellotto, 'A Caprice Landscape with Ruins', 1740-1800

Speaker

Dr Christina Bradstreet
Dr Christina Bradstreet is our Courses and Events Programmer. She is the author of ‘Scented Visions: smell in nineteenth-century art’. Her passion is promoting adult engagement with art and art history through innovative teaching approaches, including pioneering work in the field of art and mindfulness.
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Ruminate on ruins

Members' talk and Q&A

What is it about ruins that ignite the imagination and inspire emotional reflections?
Date
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm BST
Audience
Members
Available online only

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