Online lecture by art historian Stella Grace Lyons:
William Morris & The Arts and Crafts Home
‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’
— William Morris
William Morris was an artist, a visionary, and a radical. His radical socialist beliefs, and his wonderful natural designs continue to exert a powerful influence today. He spearheaded the ‘Arts & Crafts’ movement, vehemently objecting to the machine-dominated mass production of the Industrial Revolution, which he believed to be ‘dishonest’.
Morris instead championed craftsmanship, the revival of traditional skills, and handmade production. He, and his firm ‘Morris & Co’, developed products with an ethos of simplicity, integrity, and useful beauty. These included designs for wallpapers, fabrics, furniture and stained glass.
Morris believed in an ‘art for the people’ - ‘What business have we with art at all unless all can share it?’. His radical socialist beliefs, and his wonderful natural designs continue to exert a powerful influence today.
Stella Grace Lyons is a freelance Art History lecturer, speaker and writer accredited with The Arts Society. She has lectured across the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malaysia and will soon embark on a lecturing tour in Australasia. Stella runs her own Art History lectures and is a regular lecturer in the UK and Europe for The Arts Society, ACE Cultural Tours, Hebridean Island Cruises, Saga’s Art Appreciation Tours, and the National Trust, amongst others. Stella is also a part-time lecturer for the University of South Wales.She has written about art for several publications and her article on Norwegian art was recently featured on the front cover of the Arts Society Magazine. In addition to her lecturing work, Stella works as an artist’s model for the internationally renowned figurative artist, Harry Holland.
Online lecture: Tue, 12 January 2021, 19:00 – 20:00 CET
More information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-morris-the-arts-and-crafts-home-tickets-126343140735?aff=erelexpmlt&keep_tld=1
For more information and to find out about future talks by Stella Grace Lyons please visit www.stellagracelyons.co.uk