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Art Appreciation Talks with Alastair Eales: Picasso’s Influence; exploring the intersection of art and culture

30 September 2023 @ 14:30 - 15:30

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Join Alastair Eales for an informal afternoon of art appreciation as we delve into the extraordinary influences that shaped Picasso’s artistic journey. From African masks that ignited his creative flame to the enchanting work of eccentric ‘outsider’ Henry Rousseau, we’ll unravel the rich tapestry of influences behind Picasso’s masterpieces. Discover how these diverse sources melded into his unique artistic vision, culminating in the emotionally charged and politically significant masterpiece Guernica.
This talk co-incides with the last day of Creative Connections which features Pete Codling’s The Kinship Drawing; a reimagining of Picasso’s Guernica.
These talks will last approximately an hour with time for questions along the way.
Alastair Eales is a passionate art historian and PhD researcher. With his wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, Alastair will guide you through a delightful journey into the world of art at this series of art appreciation talks sharing insights and thought-provoking narratives along the way. Other talks in this series are:
  • Sat 28 October – Surrealism’s Hidden Heroines; Influential female artists of the movement – Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning
  • Sat 25 November – – Impressionism; A Gentle Revolution
Prepare to embark on a memorable adventure as we delve into the depths of art history together.
Our prices are based on helping as many people to access our talks as possible. The more you choose to pay, the more people will be able to come and enjoy the same excellent programme of informative and entertaining talks. We thank you for any additional support you are able to offer us.
CANCELLATIONS In the unlikely event that we cancel a session, we will offer a full refund. Unfortunately tickets are otherwise non-refundable. Please contact us if you wish to transfer your ticket to a friend if you cannot attend for any reason.


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Event Details

Southampton City Art Gallery
30 September 2023

Start time: 14:30


Southampton Cultural Services

Venue Details

Southampton City Art Gallery
Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP United Kingdom

02380 834536