Small but Perfectly Formed: paintings of private London gardens 1770-1950
January 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Christine Lalumia, lecturer and writer on the design and history of gardens Susan Loewe Memorial Lecture
Christine Lalumia lectures and writes on the design and garden histories of the late 19th and 20th centuries. During her 21 years as Deputy Director of The Geffrye Museum, London, she curated several seminal exhibitions which explored the importance of plants and gardens in homes in England. Two of these, Home and Garden: Paintings and Drawings of English, middle-class urban domestic spaces were accompanied by extensive catalogues for which she wrote all of the entries for garden paintings.
While at the Geffrye, she was responsible for creation of a series of ‘period garden rooms’ (opened July 1999), showing typical town gardens of the middle classes.
Christine lectures regularly at the V&A (where she is a course leader), is a co-convenor of the History of Gardens and Landscapes Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London and is a consultant lecturer on the MA in Fine and Decorative Arts and Design at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.