Attention to What? | Public Lecture with Art Historian TJ Clark | Fri 6 March
Attention to What? | Public Lecture with Art Historian TJ Clark
Fri 6 March, 6 – 7.30pm
TJ Clark’s pioneering work as an art historian is characterised by the meticulous attention he pays to artworks and to the social conditions within which they are made and viewed. In this special public lecture Clark will discuss the ways we pay attention to artworks through the particular example of a 1917 painting by Henri Matisse.
The event is presented a part of the Material/Immaterial season at the School of Culture & Creative Arts in collaboration with Glasgow International 2020, which is exploring Attention as the theme for its forthcoming programme.
About TJ Clark
Professor TJ Clark is the author of many influential books, including: Image of the People: Gustave Courbet and the 1848 Revolution (Berkeley, 1973); The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and his Followers (Princeton, 1985); Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism (Yale, 1999); The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (Yale, 2006); Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (Princeton, 2013); Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come (Thames & Hudson, 2018). With Anne M. Wagner he curated Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life (Tate Britain, London, 2013) and Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica (Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2017).
Free, ticketed event. Book via eventbrite here.