Cornish Art Historian, David Tovey will be giving a lecture about St Ives – The Dawn of a Colony. This lecture showcases the work of early visitors to St Ives from 1811 to 1888, particularly those who contributed to its establishment as an internationally-renowned artists’ colony. Following the trend in Parisian studios to sojourn in rural retreats such as Concarneau and Pont Aven, artists from all over Europe and North America sought remote, unspoilt destinations providing complementary space, light and subject for plein-air (in situ) painting.
This lecture will take place at 7.30 p.m. at Penlee House. Booking is essential.
Please telephone 01736 363625