THE ARTS SOCIETY BOURNEMOUTH & EAST DORSET
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Art and Architecture - Estranged Bedfellows - CANCELLED Richard Whincop Tuesday 14 April 2020

The High Renaissance saw the seamless integration of art and architecture, the pinnacle of a tradition extending back thousands of years. So how was it that by the mid-20th century, mainstream Modernist architects saw painting and sculpture as anathema to their designs?

This lecture tells the fascinating story of how painting and architecture went their separate ways, exploring the complex reasons behind their dramatic divorce, including:

  • The “special status” of painting as the heralded product of artistic genius
  • A change in the form and function of the picture frame
  • The emergence of the commercial art market
  • The rise of the public “Art Exhibition”