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Full Series – When Art and Poetry Coincide – Parts I & II

Great Art Influencing Great Poetry, Great Poetry Influencing Great Art
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
10am PST
1pm EST
6pm BST
7pm CEST

With Chris Wiscarson and Gregory Dowling

In Part I on Tuesday 5 October, we will see how the story of Icarus inspired artists Rubens, van Dyck, Frederic Leighton, Henri Matisse; and Pieter Brueghel, who in turn inspired Pulitzer Prize winners W. H. Auden as well as William Carlos Williams, one of America’s greatest 20th century poets.

In Part II on Tuesday 12 October, we will see how Picasso’s Blue Period inspired another Pulitzer Prize winner, Wallace Stevens. And we will see how Williams’ poetry and Picasso’s Cubism foreshadowed Pop Art which was to follow some thirty years later.
We will explore how events can provoke artists and poets alike to produce astounding words and imagery, the impact on us penetrating and unforgettable.

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Your Lecturers

Chris Wiscarson

Chris has lectured extensively on 20th century art, thrillingly drawing out perspectives, insights and memorable interpretations of familiar and not-so-familiar paintings and sculpture. Today, Chris shares his time between Venice and London following a 45 year career in financial services which has taken him all over the world. Chris is a Fellow of King’s College London and is a regular visitor to India where he is a member of the Seva Mandir Advisory Board.

Prof Gregory Dowling

Prof Gregory Dowling is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

He has written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He currently also sits on the board of directors for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, which will open in 2021.

He is also the author of the “Alvise Marangon” historical thriller novels set in Venice and a regular lecturer at the “Circolo Italo-Britannico” in Venice.

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