Tate Britain Talk

Audio Description: Fighting History

John Singleton Copley, ‘The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781’ 1783
John Singleton Copley, The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 1783. Tate

Join us for an audio descriptive tour of the Fighting History exhibition which focuses on the conflict, martyrdom and catastrophe found in history painting from the eighteenth century to the present day.

The exhibition will show how traditions of history painting have persisted in the work of British modernists such as Winifred Knights and Stanley Spencer, in Richard Hamilton and Rita Donagh’s work of the 1980s, in the work of Dexter Dalwood and in recent installations such as Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave 2001.

Led by Anna Murray the talk will take place seated in the gallery with trained picture describers giving a detailed and fascinating description of the photographs and display.

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

20 July 2015 at 11.00–12.30

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