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London 1938: ‘As much as I have an accent in my language, I have an accent in my painting’: Émigré A

This lecture will look at the experiences of the German-Jewish émigré artists who came to Britain after 1933, examining not only their achievements, but also the challenges they faced on their arrival.


This lecture will look more closely at the experiences of the (mostly German-Jewish) émigré artists who came to this country both before the 1938 New Burlington Galleries exhibition and after it, examining not only their achievements and their legacy, but also the challenges - not to say obstacles - they faced on their arrival. The title for the lecture is prompted by a retrospective comment made by Berlin-born artist Harry Weinberger: “As much as I have an accent in my language, I have an accent in my painting… In German art in our century, expression and feeling comes into it a lot. Whereas mainstream art in Britain is more good taste and playing down feelings. The majority of English people find my painting too emotive, too direct. English art is refined understatement.” While there is undoubtedly an element of truth in this claim, is it not perhaps too neat an over-simplification?


Speaker(s):

Dr Monica Bohm-Duchen | talks

 

Date and Time:

18 July 2018 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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Tickets:

Free but booking essential

Available from:

https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=396

Additional Information:

An accessible toilet is available in the basement and can be reached via the lift.
For visitors with hearing impairment, an induction loop in the exhibition area and the Wolfson Reading Room is compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids.
We welcome Guide and Assistance dogs in the exhibition area and the Wolfson Reading Room.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding accessibility at the Library, please email us at info@wienerlibrary.co.uk or call us at +44 (0) 20 7636 7247.

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