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Poets in the Landscape: The Pastoral and Romantic in British Art

6 - 7.30pm

£15 (Friends £13.50)

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Join us for an exploration of the links between romantic poetry and the pastoral in British art, with Simon Martin, Director of Pallant House Gallery.

During the Second World War, John Craxton and ‘Neo-Romantic’ artists such as John Minton and Keith Vaughan created pastoral images of poets and dreamers in the landscape. Join Simon Martin, Director of Pallant House Gallery, as he traces the links between romantic poetry and the pastoral in British art from Samuel Palmer and William Blake to artists and writers in the 1940s and 1950s.

Book tickets

Tickets cost £15 (13.50 for Friends) and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Our galleries, including the John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey, Tacita Dean: Crackers and Jake Grewal: Some days I feel more alive exhibitions will remain open until 6pm. If you would also like to visit the exhibitions, you can book your ticket at our reception on arrival.

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Speaker bio - Simon Martin

Simon Martin is a curator, writer, and Director of Pallant House Gallery. He is a Trustee of the Artist Collecting Society and serves on the Courtauld Association Committee. He has curated and commissioned numerous exhibitions at the Gallery, and written and contributed to a wide range publications on modern and contemporary British art.