Guernica – The Greatest Painting in the World with Wayne Bennett

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£25 includes three course lunch and lecture

Sep 4, 1.00 pm to

£25 includes three course lunch and lecture

Wayne Bennett

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Guernica – The Greatest Painting in the World with Wayne Bennett
Friday 4th September 2020 1.00pm
Tickets £25 (three course lunch & lecture)
It is arguably the greatest painting of the twentieth century. Picasso’s Guernica was a defiant statement hewn out of the barbarity of civil war in Spain yet painted in a loft in many hundreds of miles away in Paris. Wayne will describe the significance of this great painting and why he thinks it is worthy of the accolade – the greatest painting in the world.

Performer background

Wayne Bennett: 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.