Talk Past event Monday, 9 April 2018

Greyscale and Colour: The Hues of Nation and Empire in Post-War Britain

Explore the many meanings of colour - both literal and metaphorical - in post-war Britain with acclaimed writer Professor Lynda Nead

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes wine reception.

Past Event
Greyscale and Colour: The Hues of Nation and Empire in Post-War Britain photo

Join author Professor Lynda Nead as she explores one of the themes from her critically acclaimed recent work, 'Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain', in particular the atmosphere of the period and its evocation through the language of greyscale and colour. Drawing on a range of visual examples, the talk will explore colour as complex and ambiguous in the post-war years: the medium of modernity, gaiety and possibilities, it was also the language of race and of a new configuration of British society.