Michael Peppiatt, who is described by the Art Newspaper as ‘the finest art writer of his generation, is our speaker for the first art lecture of the academic year. Michael Peppiatt will be discussing ‘Giacometti’s Studio’ in this exciting online talk on Thursday 7 October at 7.30pm.
Alberto Giacometti’s studio is one of the most fascinating spaces in 20th-century art. In this broken-down, chaotic, little space behind Montparnasse in Paris, the great sculptor created an entire world devoted to his art. Giacometti’s studio became the artist’s refuge where he not only made and stored his greatest achievements but fashioned a whole microcosm for his art, even including the walls which bore everything from telephone numbers to elaborate, cave-like drawings. Michael’s fascination with this space began when he first tried to visit Giacometti there in 1966, carrying a letter of introduction to him from Francis Bacon.
Michael Peppiatt is a well-known author and internationally respected authority on 20th-century art and has curated numerous exhibitions, notably, retrospectives of Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti in Europe and the US.
Date: Thursday 7 October 2021
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Where: Online (Zoom)