March 17th 10:00 – 15:00 – Masters of the Sea from the 17th Century to the Present Day.
Three lectures given by JAMES TAYLOR.
Introduces the subjects, themes and styles of marine painting and focuses on the development of the genre in Britain. Subjects include dramatic sea battles, ship portraits, ports and harbours, fishing, a brief introduction to Captain James Cook, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, royal yachts and races, clipper ships and ocean liners, as well as official war artists. The historic buildings of the National Maritime Museum are also featured as they were instrumental in the development of maritime art.