Las Mornings
In Focus

LAS In Focus launched in February, 2015 and provides a look at the most talked-about exhibitions on the London gallery scene. It’s the insider’s guide to the art on view in London. Each term we select the museum or gallery shows we think people will be talking about, and lecturers will discuss the background to the art and point out highlights not to be missed when seeing the exhibition itself.

The lectures begin at 10am, and will finish by noon; coffee and light refreshments are provided, and this lecture series takes place at either the Berkeley Hotel or the Bulgari Hotel, London.

Painting People

Tuesday 6th March

Painting People

One of the art highlights of 2018 is bound to be Tate Britain’s exhibition All Too Human,  which will celebrate how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint. Placing the work of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon at its heart, the exhibition will explore their shared commitment to representing both the intensities and frailties of life. Our morning’s lecture will be divided into three separate discussions. The first two of these will be dedicated to Freud and Bacon individually, and will consider the great parallels in their works. The final discussion will explore the work of Paula Rego, considered one of the most important artists working in representational art in Britain today. Her chosen medium, pastel, has sometimes been considered as overtly feminine; Dr Richard Stemp will explore how Rego’s use of pastel provides a nuanced response to women artists through the ages.

Lecturer
Dr. Richard Stemp
Date:
Tuesday 6th March 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address
The Bulgari Hotel,
171, Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW
Cost:
£75
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