This event is onsite in the Headley Lecture Theatre and online via Zoom
Booking is essential
Tickets are £8
With Madeline Hewitson, Research Assistant for the Colour Revolution exhibition and Chromotope research project
Discover the revolutionary impacts of scientific and technological discoveries on the use of colour in Victorian art, fashion and design in this talk with our Colour Revolution exhibition researcher.
While the influence of science in Victorian art has been well documented, less has been said about colour as one of the key meeting points between these two fields of cultural production.
Chemistry revolutionised Victorian fashion through the invention of synthetic dyes and the field of photography.
However, it was biology, the study of organic nature, which proved to be the most fertile ground for the influence of scientific discovery on artistic production.