One-Hour Exhibition: British Watercolors

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Friday, March 11, 2016

Please meet in the museum's third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The popularity of watercolor as a medium for both professional and amateur artists in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries resulted from improvements in the materials, including the development of watercolor papers and pre-mixed pigments. These advancements coincided with the rise of Romanticism in the British Isles. Nan Brewer, the IU Art Museum's Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a selection of British watercolors by notable artists including Thomas Girtin, John Robert Cozens, and Richard Parkes Bonington, as well as examples by less-familiar names.  

Image: John Robert Cozens (English, 1752-1798). Sepulchural Remains In the Campagna near Rome (Sleeping Shepherd), ca. 1782-83. Watercolor on paper. Dedicated to Louis Hawes, Professor of Fine Arts, in recognition of his contributions to the IU Art Museum, IU Art Museum 76.17