Art historian Rebecca Albiani presents a dynamic and fascinating three-part lecture series on Seattle Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition featuring works by the Pre-Raphaelites, designer William Morris, and members of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
The “Radical Victorians,” Pre-Raphaelites and members of the Arts & Crafts Movement, were committed to the idea that art had the power to heal a society dehumanized by industry and mechanization. The artists’ works demonstrate a spectrum of experimental practices and are Britain’s first modern art response to industrialization.
Their attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and exploration literary themes and contemporary life, is gloriously evident in the paintings, watercolors, and superb examples of decorative art produced during the second half of the 19th century.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT
KEY IDEAS | The Arts & Crafts Movement
“The founders of the Arts & Crafts Movement were some of the first major critics of the Industrial Revolution. Disenchanted with the impersonal, mechanized direction of society in the 19th century, they sought to return to a simpler, more fulfilling way of living…” more.
ESSAY | Progress from the Past: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain
“Britain’s nineteenth-century Arts and Crafts movement had a curious relationship with Victorian notions of social advancement. Whereas proponents of the Industrial Revolution encouraged mechanization and new technology, people in the Arts and Crafts movement looked back to the Middle Ages. Both camps firmly believed in progress—the improvement or even perfectibility of the human condition—yet one group looked to the future while the other favored a return to the past…” more.
ABOUT REBECCA ALBIANI
Rebecca Albiani has been an arts lecturer at the Frye Art Museum and in the Puget Sound area for the last two decades. She was Fulbright Scholar in Venice and graduated with honors in Art History from Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. Her sell-out talks are as dynamic as they are informative. Audiences love her witty repartee and her ability to make art history come alive.
$15 | per lecture
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THE HUMANITIES SERIES
“Since 1996, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has presented events with leading figures in the world of art, film, literature, music, politics, and theatre.
There have been countless lectures and onstage conversations -- and a few surprise performances -- offering diverse perspectives about the forces that impact our culture.
It is a great pleasure to introduce you to our new Humanities Series; a program designed to continue the tradition of sharing big ideas and to introduce our community to the influencers and thought leaders shaping our society.” — Verna Everitt, WICA Executive Director