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Explore the stories behind some of the most famous artistic rivalries – including Leonardo and
Michelangelo, Manet and Monet, Matisse and Picasso, Magritte and Dalí, and Hockney and
Freud – and how they have helped build and demolish reputations from the Early Renaissance
onwards. Question everything you thought you knew about the history of art as a sort of determinant continuum, and reinstate personality and caprice at the centre of artistic tradition.
Kevin Childs is a freelance writer and lecturer on culture and the arts in the United Kingdom and Italy, where he leads specialised tours of Rome, Venice and Florence. He also blogs regularly for Huffington Post and Gay Star News and has published articles and reviews in The New Statesman and The Times, amongst other publications.
I have taken many Short Courses at the V&A and I come away each week feeling inspired, stimulated by the facts, and wishing to know even more. 2015/2016 Short Course Student
• This course has a Half Term break on 19 February • Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people
15 January 2019 - 26 March 2019
£526.00 - £699.00
Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
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