The Art of Fire

Art History

Day course

Jan Cox

17 February 2020


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This course will be of interest to those who enjoy art history and / or have an interest in the representations of fire in art.

The day features a great variety of art from 1500 to the present day. It features paintings of candles, fires on land and at sea, volcanoes, bonfires, ironworks, war and apocalyptic visions. Artists include Rembrandt and Gerrit van Honthorst, Joseph Wright of Derby, J. M. W. Turner (The Burning of the Houses of Parliament), John Martin (The Great Day of His Wrath), Stanley Spencer (Fire Alight), Claude Rogers, John Piper, John Nash, and Graham Sutherland. A wide-ranging look at art and conflagration.

Tutor: Dr Jan Cox

Monday 17 February Fee: £61

Tutor information

Dr. Jan D. Cox has been awarded a BA (Hons) by Oxford Brookes University, an MA from Bristol, and a PhD from the University of Leeds. He specialises in nineteenth-century Nordic art and British art of the twentieth century. He is on the tutor board for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has lectured in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, and the UK.