The Reformation and British Culture (1500-1700). The emphasis on the portrait as a response to the prohibition on religious imagery Lecture Series Empire and Art. An introduction to British Painting and the history of the British Empire

The Reformation and British Culture (1500-1700). The emphasis on the portrait as a response to the prohibition on religious imagery

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  1. Tim BlanningTim Blanning

    Hasta su reciente jubilación en 2009 fue profesor de Historia Moderna Europea en la Universidad de Cambridge. Es miembro del Sidney Sussex College. Desde 1990 también lo es de la British Academy. Sus numerosas publicaciones están centradas en la historia cultural y política de la Europa de los siglos XVIII y XIX. Ha editado las colecciones The Oxford History of Europe y The Short Oxford History of Europe.

    Entre sus libros destacan: The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture; History of Europe between 1648 and 1815 - The Pursuit of Glory. Su título más reciente es El triunfo de la música, que  ha sido traducido al español, alemán y portugués. Es el comisario invitado de la exposición La isla del tesoro. Arte británico de Holbein a Hockney, programada en la Fundación Juan March en otoño de 2012.

The Reformation had a great impact over all aspects of the British culture. This conference will be essentially focused on three of these aspects. In first place, we will discuss the effects of the expropriation of the Church's properties, especially in the transfer of their lands to the nobility and the bourgeoisie. We will pay a special attention to the English enthusiasm with the portrait, to the construction of the country houses, to the impact in the universities, and to the changes in the musical realm. A second section will be devoted to the raising of English nationalism that found its expression in all cultural medias, especially painting and theatre. Finally, we will examine the frequently tense relationship between the culture representing the royal court and the growing public sphere.