Paradise Regained: the life and art of Samuel Palmer
Lecturer: Timothy Wilcox.
The early watercolours and ink drawings of Samuel Palmer evoke a rural idyll, a vision of a secure village life seemingly far removed from the harsh realities of modern industrial Britain. However, Palmer struggled to maintain a balance between his actual experience and the ideals which fuelled his art. After decades of self-doubt, only towards the end of his life did Palmer find a way to paint not only what he saw, but also what he felt. His late watercolours are some of the most sumptuous of the entire Victorian period.
Lecturer: Timothy Wilcox. Timothy is the author of Samuel Palmer in the Tate series: British Artists. Previously he was a Curator of Prints at the British Museum.