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  • Date and time: Wednesday 12 June 2024, 6pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Shepherd Hall, St Peter's School (Map)
  • Admission: Tickets: £10. Payment at the door, cash or cheque only , booking not required

Event details

Caravaggio was a man of proverbial rebelliousness, painting in a style which he knew would drop a bomb on the art world he grew up in. Rejecting his peers' obsession with highly artificial designs, he produced work with startling immediacy.

Art historian Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe considers the unlikely alliance of artist and patrons, and examines why the establishment was prepared to accept him, outrageous lifestyle and all. She’ll also discuss why his art is so powerful for us today.

Please note: This talk includes some graphic images of Caravaggio’s art which some people might find disturbing.

Parking: There is very limited car parking outside Shepherd Hall, which is on Queen Anne's Road. However, the Marygate Car Park is just a short walk away.

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Image credit: The Musicians from The Met Museum collection

About the speaker

Dr Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe has an MA in History of Art from Edinburgh, and PhD from the Warburg Institute, London University. She has 40 years' experience as a lecturer including at the National Gallery and Wallace Collection.


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