Thursday 20 October 2016, 7:30
Peter Lord: The Place of Richard Wilson in the history of Landscape Painting
Location: Tyddyn Street Chapel, Mold
Peter Lord is an art historian who specialises in the study of the visual culture of Wales. He has particular interests in the artisan painters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the imaging of industrial Wales in the first half of the twentieth century, and in the theoretical questions which arise from the study of visual culture in a nation regarded as marginal to the mainstream of western art history. n 1999 he wrote and presented a seven-part series for BBC Wales, entitled The Big Picture.He is the author of a three-volume history of Welsh art – The Visual Culture of Wales (Cardiff, 1998, 2000, 2003). His The Meaning of Pictures: Personal, Social and National Identity (University of Wales Press, 2009), was on the 2010 Wales Book of the Year Long List.
His 2016 publication, The Tradition, has been described as “the first account of the history of Welsh art for over half a century.
The title of his lecture will be ‘The place of Richard Wilson in the history of landscape painting’.