T.J. Clark

Picasso’s Guernica Revisited
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

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T.J. Clark is Professor and George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair of Modern Art at the University of California, Berkeley. A renowned art historian, Clark’s highly influential and sometimes controversial books include The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (2006), Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism (1999), and The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (1984), among others. Clark’s many honors include election to the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Getty Research Institute, as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award.  In 2008 he delivered Picasso and Truth, a six-part lecture series for the Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Clark is currently completing two books. The first is titled Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, from which much of the Katz lecture will be drawn. The book centers on Picasso's conception of space and his struggle in the 1920s and 1930s to find a convincing alternative to the intimate, proximate “room-space” of Cubism. Space and groundplane are also the central concern of another book underway, titled Painting at Ground Level. This book focuses on pictures by Bruegel and Poussin and discusses their special attention to the upright (or prone) human body and its contact with the earth underfoot.

Colloquium

April 30, 2010 - 10:00 AM - Communications 202

Join T.J. Clark in a discussion of his current research. A renowned art historian, Clark’s highly influential and sometimes controversial books include The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (2006), Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism (1999), and The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (1984), among others.

Clark is currently completing two books. The first is titled Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, from which much of the Katz lecture will be drawn. The book centers on Picasso's conception of space and his struggle in the 1920s and 1930s to find a convincing alternative to the intimate, proximate “room-space” of Cubism. Space and groundplane are also the central concern of another book underway, titled Painting at Ground Level. This book focuses on pictures by Bruegel and Poussin and discusses their special attention to the upright (or prone) human body and its contact with the earth underfoot.

T.J. Clark will deliver the Spring 2010 Distinguished Katz Lecture in the Humanities, “Picasso’s Guernica Revisited,” Thursday, April 29, 7:00 pm, in Kane 220.