Lecture: Three Graces: Victorian Women, Visual Art and Exchange (2013)

York Festival of Ideas, 29 June 2013

Dr Katie Tyreman Herrington (University of York) gave a public lecture as part of the 2013 York Festival of Ideas on ‘3 Graces: Victorian women, visual art and exchange’, coinciding with the official launch of the Three Graces online exhibition curated by Dr Tyreman and hosted on the Department of History of Art's Research Portal.

By examining the works of 'The Three Graces', Marie Spartali Stillman (1843-1927), Maria Zambaco (1843-1914) and Aglaia Coronio (1834-1906), Dr Tyreman explored the art of Victorian women, paintings, sculptures, textiles and costume design, and its influence and impact on more well-known male artists, such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Ford Maddox Brown, and vice versa.

The lecture took place in the 3Sixty Space at the Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, where for one day only the virtual exhibition was projected life-size around the room as an exciting, innovative way to experience an exhibition space.

The project was funded by Dr Tyreman's Cultural Engagement Fellowship, 2013, as a collaborative project between the Department of History of Art at the University of York and the V&A.

Woman giving presentation in front of a painting, in a gallery, with audience

People ina room with projected gallery space on the walls

Photos: Ian Martindale

Main image: Edward Coley Burne-Jones, The Mill: Girls Dancing to Music by a River, 1870, oil on canvas http://bit.ly/2ryVQEH © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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