Tuesday Talk - October 27, 2020

The Romantics in Our Own Time

Speakers: Simon Schama, University Professor of Art History and History

  • "When did culture begin to suggest that man was a part of nature not separate from it?
  • When was the sub-conscious "discovered"?
  • When was non-violent resistance seen as "unvanquishable"?
  • When did art become a weapon of opposition?

Answer? Two hundred years ago: the time of the Romantics. Their legacy is still very much with us.