In a time of unprecedented social and cultural changes, the visual arts flourished in late Georgian and Regency Britain. We will explore this dynamic world of art with frequent reference to the life, writing, and concerns of the era’s most famous author, Jane Austen (1775-1817).
The portraiture of Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Lawrence, the prevalence of Classicism counteracted by the Gothic Revival and the first stirrings of Romanticism, and the landscape paintings of Turner and Constable, all attest to the creative brilliance of the age.
Jeffrey Nigro is a Research Associate in the Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Digital Course Packet
- Please read for the first session: The Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds. John Burnet, ed. London, 1842: Discourse III, pp, 36-51; Discourse IV: pp. 52-72.
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