What's On Talks and Tours The American Sublime and the Opening-up of the West The great landscape painters of nineteenth century America produced some of the most extraordinary and original works of their time, yet they are still little known on this side of the Atlantic. While they originally followed the British romantic tradition, the growth of the concept of the ‘Manifest Destiny’ of the United States to extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific – ‘from sea to shining sea’ – rapidly became the driving force of their art. Their paintings are literally ‘awesome’, thus fitting well the eighteenth century definition of the Sublime as the Awesome Power of Nature. Sat 15 June 2019, 10.30am - 12.30pmPrice per session: £15 Adults | £12 Friends/Students Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event. Talk 3 of 4 part of our Art History Masterclass. Redeem a discount by booking all 4 session. To find out more click here.