4 October 2011
Doors 18.30 for private view of the gallery, event starts 19.00
The Courtauld Gallery
Join us for Picture This…, now in its third year, hosted by our Writer in Residence Frances Wilson. Six eminent writers will discuss their favourite work of art from The Courtauld Gallery’s permanent collection.
Describing an artwork that excites, engages or provokes them, writers include Girl With a Pearl Earring author Tracy Chevalier and Geoff Dyer, author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, winner of the 2009 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Best Comic Novel.
Each evening the writers will present their personal reflections in a 20-minute talk, inspired by a painting from the remarkable collection of world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces in The Courtauld Gallery.
Talks will be followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the writers. Prior to the talk, audience members will be invited to a private view of The Courtauld’s permanent collection, which ranges from early Renaissance to art of the 21st century.
Tickets include a pre or post talk drink at Tom’s Kitchen bar.