Tuesday 17 April 2018
- Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
- Lecturer: Ben Street
Few twentieth-century artists are better suited to a day of in-depth study than Pablo Picasso, the endlessly inventive epitome of the modernist artist. Rather than taking a chronological or historical approach through the artist’s life and work, this study day will address themes that return again and again across the full range of the artist’s career. Examining the artist’s combative relationship to the art of the past, his relationship with his peers (especially Georges Braque and Henri Matisse), the interest in African and Oceanic art and artefacts, and the role of sculpture in his artistic practice, the study day will identify recurrent themes within his body of work as a whole.
Full details of the day will be circulated to participants approximately two weeks before the study day.
Ben Street is a freelance art historian, lecturer and writer. He lectures on modern and contemporary art for Tate, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Christie’s Education and the Royal Academy, and on old master painting for The National Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is the author of interpretative materials for major exhibitions at Tate, the Royal Academy and the National Gallery and has contributed essays for museum and gallery publications across the world. Ben is the presenter and co-author of Duchamp’s Urinal for BBC Radio 4.