Thrifty Thursdays William Vaughan on Samuel Palmer
Samuel Palmer: Vision and Landscape
Join us for this fascinating insight into Samuel Palmer with local academic and author William Vaughan. A friend of the visionary painter and poet William Blake, Palmer brought an intense and innovative approach to the art of landscape. Several of Palmer’s works are included in current exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. This talk will explore his career and major achievements, and will also consider his continuing influence on later generations of artists.
William Vaughan organised a major retrospective of Palmer’s work at the British Museum in 2005 and is author of ‘Samuel Palmer: Shadows on the Wall’, Yale University Press, 2015.
This event is now sold out, however you can join the wait listhere
This event is part of Thrifty Thursdays – a series of free events running alongside the current exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. Taking the exhibition as a starting point to explore themes relating to the rural, each week a different artist, writer, gardener, land-worker, academic or performer will join us. The bar will be open before the event from 5.45 pm until 6.30 pm. Please note, the main exhibition will be closed, however the Bourgeois Gallery, which is the final room in the exhibition, will be open.
For those guests walking to and from the gallery in the winter months, we suggest you carry a torch to light the path through the fields after dark.
The Towered City The Haunted Stream, Samuel Palmer, c.1850-75