Find out more about Holman Hunt and his fascination with Palestine in this illustrated talk by art historian, Nicholas Tromans.
Holman Hunt first visited Jerusalem in 1854 - 56 and continued to visit the city incorporating what he saw into many of his paintings. Hunt wanted to accurately portray biblical scenes, so as well as spending time in the region, he used local models for his paintings. This talk explores Hunt's interest in Palestine and considers the impact it had on his artworks.
This talk is just one of a number of talks, tours and workshops that accompany our current exhibition Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision.
Why not make a day of it and come to our earlier talk Understanding Jerusalem with Dr Kay Prag. This talk is at 1 - 2pm.
See our Holman Hunt exhibition events page for details of more activities.
Nicholas Tromans is currently senior lecturer in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Kingston, London. Nick trained as an art historian at the universities of Cambridge and Birmingham, and before joining Kingston worked for several years at Sotheby's auctioneers.
He has published in a range of research journals, and has a book based on his PhD thesis - about the Regency-period genre painter David Wilkie.
Nick works extensively in curating historical art exhibitions and in this capacity has been employed by the Royal Academy, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland. His most recent project is 'The Lure of the East' a large exhibition on British Orientalist painting for Tate Britain, which will also travel to the United States, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. At Kingston, Nick runs the MA in Arts Market Appraisal and his current research interests include the broad areas of Orientalism and the history of the art market.