Painting is Dead… Long Live Photography!

The Arts Society Chiswick’s September Lecture

Can a photo be more artistic than a painting?

August 27, 2023

When the new process of photography was formally introduced and demonstrated in Paris in 1839, Delaroche is reported to have exclaimed “From today painting is dead!”. Join Aliki Braine to discover this was far from sounding the death knell of painting, photography in fact gave rise to a fascinating dialogue between both art forms.

Paris born but now based in London, Artist and Art Historian Aliki Braine worked for the National Gallery for 20 years now teaches at Christie’s Education and the Wallace Collection and exhibits her photographic work internationally. She will tell us about the birth of photography in the early nineteenth century and how its invention transformed and influenced the use, purpose and aesthetic of painting.

Olivia Freeman, Chair, The Arts Society Chiswick said, “This month we have a enthralling lecture. We look forward to welcoming both members and guests back after the Summer break“.

The lecture is taking place on Thursday, 14 September beginning at 8pm at POSK on King Street in Hammersmith. The doors will open at 7pm and there will be a private bar.

Doors open at 7pm, as does the private bar. Guests are very welcome - £10 on the door.

Membership of the Arts Society Chiswick includes 10 expert lectures on the second Thursday of every month (except August and December) and the opportunity to participate in tours, visits, social events and Special Interest Days. For more information see the society's web site.

The Arts Society Chiswick brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts, to create opportunities for everyone to be part of a diverse community in which they can enjoy, learn about, participate in, and preserve the Arts and Cultural Heritage.

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