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The Loves of the Artists

In Conversation with Jonathan Jones

The great artists of the 15th and 16th century were not just visionaries, but lovers, points out Jonathan Jones, art critic and writer for The Guardian newspaper. Jonathan’s latest book, The Loves of the Artists is a sweeping, epic history of the Renaissance artists, seen through the lens of something that perhaps occupied their thoughts and influenced their art the most…sex. In conversation with the Barber’s Andrew Davies, Jonathan will discuss how the story of the Renaissance is the story of a sexual revolution, and that in order to understand the Renaissance, we have to understand the sex lives of the men and women who defined it. Join us for a glass of wine and late gallery viewing before the talk, and book signing afterwards.

5.30pm – Gallery viewing/Free glass of wine/soft drink

6 7pm – In Conversation

77.20pm – Book signing


£7; £4 Friends of the Barber & students. Booking essential.

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