Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean discusses a print by Hiroshige, revealing how the artist’s use of colour and composition provides a striking depiction of figures being caught in a rainstorm. Learn more about the work with additional resources.
Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of Western Art at the Ashmolean discusses Constable’s painting of Willie Lott’s House and the changes to the English landscape during an age of Industrialisation. Learn more about the work with additional resources.
Leah Clark and Kathleen Christian discuss the term hybridity.
Emma Barker and Kathleen Christian discuss the term Classicism.
Warren Carter and Paul Wood discuss the complex relationship between modernism and contemporary art.
Warren Carter and Paul Wood discuss the complex relationship between modernism and the avant-garde.
Warren Carter and Paul Wood discuss the complex and shifting status of the term modernism from the nineteenth century through to the present.
Renate Dohmen and Kathleen Christian discussing the complexities of the term essentialism, exploring the ideas of art and culture it produced in the nineteenth century and what its legacies are today. Includes James Stephanoff, An Assemblage of Works of Art in Sculpture and in Painting, 1845; Johann Zoffany, Major William Palmer with his second wife, the Mughal princess Bibi Faiz Bakhsh; Rembrandt, Man in Oriental Costume.
Susie West and Leah Clark discussing commemoration and how it can be applied to works of art and architecture. Includes war memorials; tomb sculpture; Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, Tower of London.
Leah Clark and Kathleen Christian discussing the term mobility, and how it has changed the way we approach Renaissance works of art. Includes Holbein’s Ambassadors; Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and its circulation in print; a devotional diptych with a portrait of Joos van der Burch.