RA Schools Annual Lecture 2009
Generously supported by The David Lean Foundation
This year's Annual Lecture was delivered by Glenn Brown. Watch a recording of the event below:
The work of Glenn Brown (b.1966) came to prominence during the 1990s, and has been associated with the strategies of ‘Appropriation’ at that time. The smooth surfaces of his meticulous paintings have recontextualised the work of various 1970s science fiction illustrators, the Surrealist fantasies of Salvador Dali and the thick impasto of Karel Appel and Frank Auerbach.
More recently, Brown’s work has turned its attention to a wider range of art historical references, with extravagant and dystopic renditions of Neo-Classical themes and Baroque flights of fancy.
A major, mid-career survey of his work to date was exhibited at Tate Liverpool in 2009.
The annual lecture forms part of one of four annual events run by the Royal Academy Schools which are open to both the public and Royal Academy Schools students.
Works mentioned in this talk:
IVAN ALBRIGHT Picture of Dorian Gray
PAUL KLEE Landscape with the Yellow Steeple
GEORG BASELITZ Kelte - P.D. Fuss
HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER Christina of Denmark
DIEGO VELAZQUEZ Pope Innocent X
PABLO PICASSO Woman in a Chemise (Madeleine)
VLADIMIR TRETCHIKOFF Chinese Girl
JEFF KOONS “Banality” Installation
VINCENT VAN GOGH Pieta (after Delacroix)
ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER Potsdamer Platz
CHAIM SOUTINE Side of Beef
GUIDO RENI Maddalena Penitente
WALTER SICKERT The Bathers, Dieppe
VINCENT VAN GOGH Marguerite Gachet at the Piano
FRANCISCO DE ZUBARAN The Bound Lamb (‘Agnus Dei’)
VINCENT VAN GOGH Vase with Rose-Mallows