The link between artists and advertising dates back well into the 19th century, famous examples including Millais’ Bubbles and Pears’ Soap. However, it was the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements that greatly strengthened the link. By the 1920s, the list of artists commissioned by companies such as Shell included some of the most recognised artists of the period. As well as gaining popular reputation, artists acquired a welcome income stream.

Sat 14 November 2020, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£15 Adults • £12 Lightbox Members and Students

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

Art History Talks are bookable separately or as a set of four with a 10% discount. To book all four talks, please call 01483 737800 during Lightbox opening hours.

In order to keep you safe, we will be reducing the number or places available in our events and activities to ensure safe social distancing can be maintained. Attendees will be asked to wear a mask or face covering unless they are exempt. We are reviewing guidelines regularly and if they change then our policies will be updated accordingly.