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|Lecture:||Amedeo Modigliani & Bohemian Paris with Julian Halsby|
|Start Date:||7th January 2018|
Amedeo Modigliani remains one of the most popular artists of the twentieth and Julian Halsby presents his lecture to coincide with the major retrospective of Modigliani at the Tate Modern. Julian Halsby will discuss his short life, his early development and his arrival and life in Paris from 1906 to his death in 1920. Modigliani was at the centre of Bohemian Paris and was a close friend of Maurice Utrillo, Picasso, Max Jacob, Moise Kisling, Chaïm Soutine and many other painters and writers who made up Bohemian Paris. Julian will talk about the influences on Modigliani’s own painting and sculpture including Cezanne, African art and Cubism. He will show how he developed a highly individual style of his own and will look at his haunting portraits and sensual nudes while exploring the Bohemian life of Montmartre.
Ticket includes tea and cake served after the lecture
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Pre-booked lunches available at £17
Julian Halsby studied History of Art at Emmanuel College, Cambridge before joining the staff of Croydon College of Art where he lectured on the history of modern art and design. He became Senior Lecturer and Head of Department before leaving to devote more time to writing and art dealing.
He has written seven books on art including the biography of Diana Armfield and a book about British and American painters in Venice. For the last 18 years he has also written a series of articles entitled ‘In Conversation’ for the ‘The Artist’ magazine. By doing this he has met and interviewed many contemporary artists.
Julian is also a practising painter and member of The Royal Society of British artists. He believes that all art historians and art critics should learn about the technical problems of painting rather than just talking about the image!
He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, the Critics Circle and the Royal Society of Arts.Back to List
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