Edward Lear

Moment to Moment

This exhibition catalogue accompanies the 9 September – 13 November 2022 Ikon Gallery exhibition Edward Lear: Moment to Moment.

Edward Lear: Moment to Moment is the first exhibition solely devoted to Lear’s sketches and landscape drawings from across the entire span of his career. The exhibition studies the creative process itself, teasing out the thrilling, haunting evanescence of the moment and exploring Lear’s commitment to the sketch as an unpredictable medium for essaying thought and feeling.

The book contains full-colour illustrations of the works in the exhibition alongside essays by co-curator Matthew Bevis (Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford); Jenny Uglow (biographer and author of Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (2018), Adam Phillips (psychoanalyst and writer), Hugh Haughton (Professor of Literature, University of York), and Stephen Duckworth.

Moment to Moment is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)The Finnis Scott Foundation and University of Oxford.

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