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|Lecture:||The Greatest Painting in the World with Wayne Bennett|
|Start Date:||29th March 2019|
|Under 18s:||£25.00 What's included?|
To some the claim is outrageous but in this talk Wayne will show why Velasquezs’s ‘Las Meninas’ deserves the epitaph he has assigned to it. Bit by bit he will build his argument and conclude with a staggering claim for the work that will be hard to resist. Intrigued? Book early to avoid disappointment.
After an initial training and career in the theatre (including working for over four years at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he obtained a first class honours degree. For two years he worked for the Contemporary Art Society based at the Tate Gallery after which he moved to Dorset. For 23 years he led the team at Dillington House until his retirement in early 2015. He now divides his time between his many research interests - archaeology, cartography, cultural history, music and art. Wayne is Co-Director of the Dillington Summer School and continues to originate and tutor courses for Dillington and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.Back to List
It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently.