barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Uncovering Literature

Uncover the many connections to the literary world that exist in the Barber – from the expected to the unexpected! This gallery talk will explore the Barber’s collection, discussing the different ways literature has inspired and influenced artists.

Part of Book to the Future festival, the University of Birmingham’s festival celebrating the written and spoken word: www.birmingham.ac.uk/bttf.

 

Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)

A Nude Girl Seated on a Bed

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

La vieille aux loques (The Old Rag-Picker)

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Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)

The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

Merz V

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