I'm currently watching Simon Schama deliver "The Power of Art" on BBC2 on Friday nights. It covers a similar group of artists (Caravaggio, Benini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rothko) and focuses on turning points in the artists' life. Besides being a great story teller, Schama is the University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. Since 1995, he has been art and culture critic for The New Yorker and essayist for the Guardian.
- held in the East Building Auditorium (eba) at 2:00 p.m.
- free and open to the public.
- Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Registration is not required.
November 12November 19
To Start with: Finito?
The Elixir? Jacques-Louis David and Revolutionary Rejuvenation; Goya and Infirmity
December 3December 10
Indistinct Vision: Turner and Monet
Picasso and Matisse: The Endgames of the Avant-Garde
Losing It: The Case of Willem de Kooning
- Wikipedia: Simon Schama
- The National Gallery of Art, Washington: Mellon Lectures
- BBC and Simon Schama -"The Power of Art"