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A History of Pictures: Martin Gayford

Jewish Book Week 2017
Spoken Word / Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 8:30pm / Hall Two
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Martin Gayford collaborated with David Hockney to explore exactly how and why pictures have been made. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture and how do films and television connect with old masters? What are the ways in which time and space can be condensed into a static image? What do pictures show – truth or lies? Do photographs present the world as we experience it?

Juxtaposing a rich variety of images Martin Gayford offers an insightful analysis of how we represent our reality through art and other visual media.

Martin Gayford is in conversation Jan Dalley.


Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo and of Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud. He previously collaborated with Hockney on A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney; and has co-written a volume of travels and conversations with Philippe de Montebello: Rendez-vous with Art.

Jan Dalley is the author of Diana Moseley’s biography and the arts editor of the Financial Times. She was previously the paper's literary editor and is the author of numerous features and reviews on the arts and books, as well as a fortnightly column in the FT Weekend section. Her most recent book is The Black Hole, an account of the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta. 

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Photos from top: Martin Gayford © Josephine-Gayford, Jan Dalley

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