Guernica – The Greatest Painting in the World. Friday Lunch and Lecture
The arrival of great art into the United Kingdom is a historical and cultural phenomenon that is barely recognised. We take for granted the works which hang on our gallery walls and don’t give too much thought to the background story of their journey. This course will tell how and why many great works of art ended up in Britain and how they subsequently entered the public sphere. We will consider the role of private patrons as well as public patronage and we will view many terrific paintings and some sculpture along the way. All-comers welcome.
Tutor: Wayne Bennett