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!
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
Cass Art, Islington
Wednesday 13th December - 7pm
Tickets - £5 which is redeemable off the price of a copy of 'A Short Book About Painting' at the event
Venue -66-67 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AB
Book here - Cass Art Islington (limited availability)
Andrew Marr in Conversation with Caroline Campbell at The National Gallery
Friday 2nd February 2018, 6.30-7.30pm
Tickets - £16 / £15 conc. / £14 members
Venue - Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London
Book here - The National Gallery