Mark Hallett: The Nomadic Eye: Traveling through Thomas Gainsborough's Landscapes

Thomas Gainsborough’s paintings and drawings grant the viewer the perspective of a traveler wandering along a winding path encountering both the familiar and the enigmatic. In this illustrated lecture (held on December 9, 2015) Professor Mark Hallett, Director of Studies at The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, takes us on a tour of Gainsborough’s pastoral views and suggests how we might best understand and appreciate the pictorial world that the artist created in and through his landscapes. This program is organized by the Morgan Drawing Institute.