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Transforming the Masterpiece

By sifting through centuries of European art, this series will find answers to the question: what exactly have artists let themselves in for when they rework some of the greatest poems and stories ever written ?
Is it an act of homage, or rivalry, or translation, or all three at once? And when a poet takes on a painting, is the artistic challenge the same, only in reverse ?

A hundred stories to choose from

Boccaccio’s device - ten young people escape from the plague in Florence and instead go on a ten-day house-party storytelling crawl in Fiesole - presents painters with an embarrassment of riches. Botticelli takes up the challenge twice. Does he win first and second prizes, or is the competition too strong ?


Mr Graham Fawcett | talks


Date and Time:

8 March 2011 at 10:45 am


Half Day



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1 Berkeley Street

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