Evening Talk: The Geometry of Fear

When
Thursday 10 January 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Free
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Image Lynn Chadwick, Beast, the Ingram Collection

In this illustrated talk, art historian Robert Burstow will examine the work of sculptors featured in our exhibition Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art.

Looking at work by Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert will describe their distinctive work characterised by tortured, battered or blasted human, animal and insect figures.

He will discuss critic Herbert Read’s famous assertion that their sculpture embodied ‘the geometry of fear’, and the extent to which it expressed anxieties triggered by the onset of ‘Cold War’ in the post-Atomic age.

Dr Robert Burstow is Associate Professor in History and Theory of Art at the University of Derby. He has published extensively on modern sculpture in post-war Britain, including the book chapter ‘Geometries of Hope and Fear: the Iconography of Atomic Science and Nuclear Anxiety in the Sculpture of World-War and Cold-War Britain' in British Art in the Nuclear Age (2014).

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When
Thursday 10 January 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Price
Free
How to book
Please book in advance using the link below:
Book now
Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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