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Morgan Falconer, author of Beyond Pollock, is an art historian, critic, and faculty member at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Much of the debate about painting in the past few decades has turned on whether it is alive or dead—whether photographic and digital media have left it redundant, or whether it still has a role to play. There have been fewer attempts to consider what the medium can uniquely deliver that other media cannot—and vice versa. Some people prefer the invention and rich sensuousness of paint over the smooth, realistic detail of the photograph—is that just a personal preference or does it point to something more complex? In this lecture, Falconer explores that question while surveying the history of painting, from Jackson Pollock to the present day. Following the lecture, Falconer will be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available from the Museum Store.
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