January 2022

Picasso and Cubism

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 13:15
The Community Centre, Tarporley
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Online Event

The life and extensive work of Pablo Picasso from his Blue Period to Cubism.

Picasso, one of the most famous and controversial figures of the 20th
century, triggers mixed, often violent, reactions from art lovers. This
lecture ranges from his early career in Spain, to the back streets of Paris
where the poetic and wistful images of the Blue Period were transformed
into the daring experiment known as Cubism. It examines Picasso’s ideas
and hopes; his friends and influences; the technical problems he overcame
and the single-minded determination that broke every rule of painting and
altered the course of modern art.


Mr Douglas Skeggs

Douglas read Fine Art at Magdalene College Cambridge and has been a lecturer on paintings since 1980. In that time he has given over 8000 lectures to universities, colleges and art societies. He was the director of  The New Academy of Art Studies for three years and is presently a regular lecturer at The Study Center, Christie's course 'The History of Art Studies' and other London courses. Among his more improbable venues for lectures are the bar on the QE2, MI5 headquarters, the Captain's Room at Lloyds, and an aircraft hanger in a German NATO base. Overseas he has lectured in Belgium, France, Germany and Spain, and has taken numerous tours around Europe.

He has written and presented various TV documentaries, notably the Omnibus programme on Whistler and the exhibition video on William Morris. Three one-man exhibitions of his paintings have been held in England and Switzerland. He has published five novels, which have been translated into 8 foreign languages, and his book on Monet, River of Light, has sold 30,000 copies in England, America and France.