Our 2021-2022 Discovery Days


SID - The Arts of the Romantic Period c1789-1848

Peter Medhurst

Time: 10.30 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.


This Study Day explored the backdrop to the Napoleonic Wars and appraises the paintings of Runge, Casper David Friedrich and Kersting with music by Beethoven, Von Weber, Mendelssohn and Schubert together with the concept of Deutschhiet or ‘Germaness’.

There were two morning and one afternoon lectures. The afternoon lecture was a recital with Peter at his Steinway grand piano.

Brief Synopsis of the Day:

10.20 - Zoom Webinar Opens

10.30 to 11.30 - Session 1:

Session 1 was an introduction to the Napoleonic Wars and how the German speaking nations responded. The concept of Deutschheit or ‘Germaness’ is examined.

11.30 to 11.45 - Coffee Break

11.45 to 12.45 - Session 2:

Session 2 explored the culture of the Beidermeier world and the concentration of the Arts on the Drawing Room.

12.45 to 14.00 - Lunch Break

14.00 to 15.00 - Session 3

Session 3 was a lecture recital with Peter at his Steinway Grand Piano.

15.00 to 15.15 – Questions

15.15 - Close

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Venue: Zoom Webinar

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £12 per person