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Talk: What is Painting? with Julian Bell

Sunday, 15 October – 2:00pm Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road, Ilkley, LS29 8DW, United Kingdom

Book Event £5 - £7

With artists like David Hockney painting on their iPads, respected artist Julian Bell (grandson of Bloomsbury Group painter, Vanessa Bell) offers a fresh focused look at painting and asks, what does the ancient practice amount to in today’s world? Does anything unite the objects we call ’paintings’? And how has the very nature of painting changed over the last 200 years?

Interrogating the factors that have changed our ideas of painting over the past two centuries, Bell addresses relations between figuration and abstraction and between narrative and non-narrative painting, as well as the waning of conceptual art’s dominance and the proliferation of experiments with the physical limits of painting.

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