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Britain’s Caravaggio? The magical works of Joseph Wright of Derby – Stella Lyons

Wednesday, 11 September 2024

Was Joseph Wright of Derby Britain’s answer to Caravaggio? He was a painter of light: candlelight, moonlight and fire.

But he also painted another kind of light, the light of knowledge. His magical, near-photographic works give us an insight into a unique period of time: the British enlightenment. Wright of Derby painted a society on the brink of change, when a shift was taking place between religious ways of thinking, to a more ‘scientific’ approach. His works raises poignant questions about ethics, morality and man’s power over life and death.

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  • Type: Lecture Programme
  • Time: 11 September 2024 - 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Venue:Mercure Preston Hotel, Samlesbury, Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0UL
  • Duration:60 Minutes (approximately)

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