THE CHANGING COLOURS OF 19TH-CENTURY ART AND LITERATURE. Friday 2 June, 2017 Ashmolean Lecture Room, Oxford

A one-day symposium co-organised by Charlotte Ribeyrol (Trinity College, Oxford/
Paris-Sorbonne), Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College, Oxford), Colin Harrison (Ashmolean
Museum), and Matthew Winterbottom (Ashmolean Museum).

The Programme
10 am Registration
10.30 am Opening remarks
Chair: Kate Nichols
(University of Birmingham)
10.40 am Paul Smith (University of Warwick):
‘Vermillion: materiality and what matters in an
Impressionist painting’
Respondent: Tim Farrant (Pembroke College,
11.25 am Natasha Eaton (UCL): ‘The Rasa of Colour:
Poetry and Freedom in India’
Respondent: Mallica Kumbera Landrus (Ashmolean
12.10 pm Nicholas Gaskill (Rutgers University):
‘Interior Designs: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and
Atmospheric Color.’
Respondent: Matthew Winterbottom (Ashmolean
12.55 pm Buffet lunch
Chair: Liz Prettejohn (University of York)
2 pm Lene Østermark-Johansen (University of
Copenhagen, St Catherine’s, Oxford) : ‘Symphonies
in Black and Grey, Harmonies in Iron and Steel:
Walter Pater Painting the French Wars of Religion in
Gaston de Latour (1888)’
Respondent: Colin Harrison (Ashmolean Museum)
2.45 pm Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of
London): ‘Alice Meynell: The Life of Colour and the
Colour of Life’
Respondent: Barrie Bullen (Kellogg College, Oxford)
Closing discussion followed by tea.
4.30–6 pm An opportunity to visit the Ashmolean
printroom and enjoy a private viewing of a selection
of colourful 19th century drawings (groups of 10

Attendance is free but booking is essential as
places are limited. For further details please
contact Charlotte Ribeyrol (charlotte.ribeyrol@ or Matthew Winterbottom