Meet the Researchers Open Lecture Series (for schools and public): "Ford Madox Brown: Picturing Manchester, Making History Public"
|Dates:||9 December 2015|
|Times:||17:30 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Colin Trodd|
A talk by Dr Colin Trodd (Department of Art History & Visual Studies) - part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures open lecture series "Meet the Researchers".
How do artists go about representing the past? How do they select and depict historical events, and how do they understand, interpret and imagine historical processes? What is it, then, that makes art public? This lecture engages with these matters by examining the extraordinary set of murals painted by Ford Madox Brown in the Great Hall, Manchester Town Hall (1878-1893). It starts by explaining why Brown was commissioned by the Corporation of Manchester, goes on to demonstrate how he enriched the project with ideas derived from historical, literary and cultural sources, and ends with a consideration of the political and philosophical concerns behind the series as a whole.
Free of charge, but please book a place via our website: http://man.ac.uk/9mTV30
Dr Colin Trodd
Role: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Department of Art History & Visual Studies
Travel and Contact Information
Main Lecture Theatre
Samuel Alexander Building