21 Sep 2017 |
How does an artist make good work? What constitutes 'good'? And how important is technique and the imagination? These are all questions asked and answered in Andrew Marr’s A Short Book About Painting, which is published on the 2nd November.
Following a serious stroke in 2013 that left him partially paralysed, Andrew struggled with the physical rigours of painting using oils. This led to his wrestling with some of the very fundamental questions about painting as an art form in itself and to interrogate himself daily about brushstrokes, colour balance, line and texture. Using his own work in progress as examples of failures, and examples of techniques from classical artists right up to the present day, Andrew examines how the painter can improve and learn from his or her mistakes.
Andrew will be speaking at various festivals and events so see below for details and book your tickets now!
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Friday 6th October – 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Tickets £10 plus transaction fee
Venue - The Times Forum, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham (GL50 1UW).
Book here - Cheltenham Literature Festival
Isle of Wight Literary Festival
Friday 13th October – 5pm – 6pm
Topping & Company Booksellers, Ely
Monday 6th November – 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Tickets - £8-£15
Venue - Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL
Book here - Toppings, Ely
Selfridges Literary Lunches : Andrew Marr & Ruth Rogers
Wednesday 8th November – 12.30-2.30pm
Tickets - £65 per person and includes a three course menu, champagne and a signed copy of each book
Venue - The Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar, Selfridges, 2nd Floor , W1A 1AB
Book here - Selfridges Literary Lunches
Art Fund – Royal Over-Seas League
Wednesday 22nd November – 6.30pm-8pm
Tickets - £25 (including wine and nibbles)
Venue – Over-Seas House, Park Place, London, SW1A 1LR
Book here - Royal Over-Seas League
Daunt Books, Marylebone
Thursday 30th November – 7pm
Tickets - £10 including a glass of wine and 20% off the speaker’s books.
Venue - 83-84 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW
Book here - Daunt Books, Marylebone
More events announced soon.