David Ferris/ Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield

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Thursday 14 March 2013, 6.30-8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

David Ferris, Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder

Chair: Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Reader in Theory and Philosophy of Art, University of Reading

Ever since the 19th century painting has had to survive in a world whose sense of the visual image has been transformed radically by photography and its digital heirs. In a presentation of paintings and writings from the work of Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter, this lecture argued that painting, instead of retreating from the transformation announced by photography has now become its most important interpretation.