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Mark Hallett to give the 2019 Aspects of Art Lecture at the British Academy

  • 03 May 2019

The Centre's Director of Studies Mark Hallett will be giving the 2019 Aspects of Art Lecture at the British Academy on Tuesday 2 July, 6.30 - 7.45pm.

Mark's lecture The Newspaper Man: Michael Andrews and the art of painted collage will focus on a pair of pictures painted by the prominent English artist Michael Andrews in the early 1960s, in which he juxtaposes a mass of visual elements taken from various photographic sources. Deer Park (1962) and All Night Long (1963-4) offer fascinating examples of what we might call painted collage. They also see Andrews testing out the possibilities of a new kind of painting of modern life, in which the forms of pictorial fragmentation and overlap associated with collage are brought to bear on the myths and imagery of contemporary journalism, literature and film.

The lecture is free but must be booked in advance online.

Michael Andrews, All Night Long, 1963-4, Oil on board (three panels).

Michael Andrews, All Night Long, 1963-4, Oil on board (three panels). ,

Digital image courtesy of NGV/ Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, London