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      Evelyn De Morgan: Radical Artist | Centenary Symposium in City of London


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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday  10:30 AM

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      Evelyn De Morgan: Radical Artist | Centenary Symposium

      Evelyn De Morgan was a radical Victorian artist who defied her gender and upper-class upbringing to become a commercially successful, professional artist. Her style develops from Neo-Classical, Italian Renaissance influenced work, which she was taught at the Slade School of Art, to Pre-Raphaelite canvases, but she never fully subscribed to an art movement, instead using her art to present her socio-political agenda. She painted on themes of women's suffrage, material greed, death, spiritualism and her deep horror at the onset of the First World War, which she abhorred. 2019 marks the centenary of the death of Evelyn De Morgan and the De Morgan Foundation is holding a symposium of papers on all aspects of her work to mark the occasion. Tickets for the day include: -       Access to all lectures and panel discussions -       Refreshments and a buffet lunch -       An introductory tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery -       An Evelyn De Morgan postcard gift -       Chance to view Evelyn De Morgan art works Final Schedule 10.15 – Tea and coffee and registration 10.45 – Chair’s welcome, Jean McMeakin, Chair of the Board of Trustees, De Morgan Foundation   Morning – Introducing Evelyn De Morgan 11.00 – Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Foundation Curator, Mrs Stirling’s Evelyn De Morgan Collection 11.30 – Dr Jan Marsh, Curator of the forthcoming ‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Evelyn De Morgan in the context of the ‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood’   12.00 – Lunch   12.30 opportunity for a closer look at Evelyn De Morgan art works   13.00 – Tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery Collection, Katty Pearce, Assistant Curator, Guildhall Art Gallery   Afternoon – Themes and Insights 14.00 – Emma Merkling, PhD candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art, “Evelyn De Morgan and Statistical Approaches to the Real” — looking at paintings like “Realities” and the automatic writings (Result of an Experiment) in the context of Victorian statistics and the work of James Clerk Maxwell. 14.30 – Dr Richenda Roberts, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Warwick, Between an Ideal World and a Depressingly Real One: Proactive Pacifism and the Representation of Modernity in the War Art of Evelyn De Morgan. 15.00 – Dr Lucy Ella Rose, Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Surrey, Evelyn De Morgan: Suffragist Artist and ‘New Woman’ 15.30 – Dr Nic Peeters, Independent Art Historian, Family and Friends: The Re-Emergence of a Double-Portrait by Evelyn De Morgan, prepared by Dr Nic Peeters and Judy Oberhausen   16.00 – Panel discussions, questions from the Chair and the floor   16.30 – close

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