The Arts Society West Wales: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, 20th Century Descendants of 19th Century
Lecture starts at 11am
The lecture will consider the similarities and differences in the work of these two iconic twentieth century American artists who have both focused on landscape as a way of conveying spirituality and isolation. Wyeth and Hopper whether capturing the Eastern seaboard coast of Cape Cod or Maine or the undulating farmland of Pennsylvania imbued their work with a sense of quiet strength that continued to engage with the legacy of the great nineteenth century Transcendentalists captured in the evocative writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
Tricha Passes has a BA from the Courtauld Institute and MA from Bath Spa University; her thesis examined the work of Roger Fry and Roland Penrose. Research posts include work on 150 years of the Bristol School of Art (2003), Peace Gardens of the 1980s (2005) and Stanley Spencer: Journey to Burghclere (2006). Taught in the Art History Department at Bristol University since 2005 and in 2009 won the Teaching and Learning prize for the Faculty of Arts. Has also taught in the Visual Culture Department at the Faculty of Creative Arts at Bristol UWE since 1998, the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University since 2008, and for American Studies Programmes in London since 1999. In 2019, Tricha won a Best of Bristol Lecturer Award for the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol.
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