What Makes Us Human?

ALL TOO HUMAN: BACON, FREUD AND A CENTURY OF PAINTING LIFE @ Tate Britain, May 2018

Girl with a White Dog 1950-1 by Lucian Freud 1922-2011
Girl with a White Dog 1950-1 Lucian Freud 1922-2011 Purchased 1952 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N06039

This Spring, CPVA invites you to join us for a series of panel discussions and seminars as part of our collaboration with the Tate Britain. Bringing together leading Art Historians, Philosophers and Artists we will be discussing the ideas behind the work of some of the most influential and powerful modern painters.

A ‘thrilling and thoughtful exhibition’, (Tim Adams, The Guardian), the exhibition All Too Human now open at Tate Britain provides a fantastic opportunity to explore these artworks and the philosophical ideas behind them: in particular, we’ll look at The Gaze, The Body and Anxiety.

Join us on the 12th May, 19th May and 2nd June at Tate Britain’s Clore Auditorium and find out more about the sensuous, immediate and intense experience of life in paint, as captured by these painters who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways.

To book tickets for the sessions,

Each event will consist of a panel discussion followed by an additional seminar led by experts from CPVA, allowing a closer look at the philosophical texts and arguments in play.

‘Philosophy in the Gallery’ is a collaboration between The Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts at King’s College London and Tate, supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s.

© Tate Image Lucian Freud Girl with a White Dog 1950–1