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Dr Peter Bryden (Art History)

  • Victorian Art Expert from Sussex
  • Has a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Qualified as a doctor and practiced as a GP in Hastings until 2010
  • Awarded an MA in History of Art in 2012.
  • Specialises in Victorian Art and wrote his dissertation on Social Realist Art and the ‘Victorian Poverty Industry’.

Plundering the gothic gradeur, industrial ingenuity and rigorous revivals of the Victorian era is both informative and valuable to us. Perhaps it is because it reminds us of some of the most ambitious and powerful works that, in many cases, are even more valued today due to, shall we say, certain errors in judgement or just experimentation over the intervening 20th Century.


June 2019

VICTORIAN ARTISTS: THEIR WORK, MODELS AND MUSES

June 5th at 18:30 to June 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Examine various art genres of the exciting Victorian era: Pre-Raphaelitism, Neoclassicism, The Aesthetic Movement and Social Realism - with reference to the highly-significant role of Models and their relationships, professional and otherwise, with the foremost Artists of the day. Dr Peter Bryden (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/peter-bryden) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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