LOVER, TEACHER, MUSE…OR RIVAL? COUPLES IN MODERN BRITISH ART
Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 13:30
The Community Centre 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Successful artists are not always the easiest people to live with, so what happens when two of them live together? A glimpse behind the scenes.
Who does the housework? Who gets the glory? Successful artists are not always the easiest people to live with, so what happens when two of them live together? Looking at notable artist couples like Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, this colourful lecture offers a glimpse behind the scenes... THIS IS A 'DONATION LECTURE' TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF OUR YOUNG ARTS PROJECTS.
Having studied History at Pembroke College, Cambridge, James Russell enjoyed a lengthy stint selling contemporary paintings and sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an experience that inspired him to begin writing and lecturing on 20th century art. Of his dozen or so books, one was a Sunday Times book of the year, while his writing has been described by critics as 'insightful', 'informative' and 'enjoyably readable'. The curator of two major exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery, James has lectured across Britain and beyond. He prefers to lecture without notes, drawing on wide-ranging original research, and on in-depth knowledge of the subjects that fascinate him.