‘The Artist’s Studio’
A talk by James Hall
Discover the fascinating history of the artist’s studio in our upcoming event with art critic and historian, James Hall. From Ancient Greece to the present day, James will uncover the myth and reality of these private creative spaces.
The artist’s workplace has always been an imaginary as well as an actual location, an idealized utopia as well as the domain of dirty, back-breaking work. Written descriptions, paintings, prints and even photographs of the artist’s atelier distort as much as they document. Leading authority James Hall will bring these spaces to life, uncovering the little-known reality of the artist’s studio.
James’ book The Artist’s Studio is available for HENI Art Club members to purchase in the print bookshop at a 25% discount.
Tracing a history that extends far beyond the bohemian, romantic and renaissance cults of the artist, each chapter focuses on key developments of the studio space as seen in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar images. Mythical and divine makers, and some amateurs, are included, and so too are craftspeople – workers in metal and wood, potters, illuminators, weavers, embroiderers and architects to name a few. Each carefully chosen example is placed within a cultural and political context, with the aim of correcting the historical imbalance that has long overlooked the many artisans who collaborated with artists.
- Joan Miro’s studio, HJunghans, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
- Gustave Courbet, The Painter’s Studio, 1854-55
- The Artist’s Studio book
Organiser: HENI Art Club
Event Type: Live
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