Martin Gayford on the History of Pictures from the Cave to the Computer Screen in Bath

Thursday 20th October 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Martin Gayford on the History of Pictures from the Cave to the Computer Screen

“We’ve had a great many histories of art, what we need now is a history of pictures” David Hockney.

A picture, says David Hockney,  is the only way that we can give an account of what we see. But all picture-makers face a common problem: how to compress three-dimensional people, things and places onto a flat surface? The results are often pigeonholed as paintings, photographs or films. But Martin Gayford argues all pictures are pictures first and foremost, irrespective of whether they are made by brush, camera, or digital program.

Martin Gayford will discuss how and why pictures have been made, how “art” is likened to human skills and needs. This will be a thought-provoking, illuminating¬† and eye-opening celebration of pictures with one of our foremost art critics.