Talk | Frances Spalding, 28 July 2022, 6pm

The Real and the Romantics

Join us at Pallant House Gallery for a fascinating talk by art historian, Frances Spalding, as she discusses her new book.

Art historian Frances Spalding will be joining us to talk about her new book, The Real and the Romantic: English Art between Two World Wars. The devastation of the First World War left the art world decentred and directionless.  Spalding explores what its recovery looked like – how exciting new ideas co-existed with a desire for continuity and a renewed interest in the past. Throughout these years, the pursuit of ‘the real’ was set against, and sometimes merged with, an inclination towards the ‘romantic’, as English artists sought to respond to their subjects and their times. Spalding will discuss the recent upsurge in interest in the period and explore this richly diverse time in British art.

Tickets to the talk cost £15 and include a glass of wine.

The bookshop will be open until 8pm, where the talk will be followed by a book signing.

Summer Late with Hotwalls Studios will coincide with the end of the talk and you are more than welcome to join the festivities in the gallery.

Please visit the Pallant House Gallery Website for more information and to book tickets