Professor Beth Harland

Professor Beth Harland


The LICA Building
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593579


CAT - Centre for Contemporary Arts Thinking

PhD Supervision Interests

Modes of Address in Pictorial Art: A multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with the Centre for Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton. The project uses eye-tracking techniques and practice-based fine art research to investigate mechanisms of address in pictorial art and test prominent theories of art criticism.

Other research interests include: Image and tableau; the relationship between painting and digital imaging;absorption and theatricality in pictorial art and art's temporality. 


Modes of address in pictorial art: an eye movement case study of Edouard Manet's painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère to investigate art theories of absorption and viewer acknowledgment

Harland, B., Gillett, J., Mann, C. M., Kass, J., Godwin, H. J., Liversedge, S. P. & Donnelly, N. 06/2014 In: Leonardo. 47, 3, p. 241-248 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article



Harland, B. 24/09/2013

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Behind the eyes: making pictures

Harland, B. 2013

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


The seventh billion citizen

Harland, B. 2012

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


A fragment of time in the pure state: painting in search of haptic time

Harland, B. 05/2009 In: Journal of Visual Art Practice. 8, 1-2, p. 37-58 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK