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The Italian Job Richard Whincop Tuesday 26 February 2019

Soup lunch before the lecture.

"This lecture tells the unusual story of a major figurative art commission that Richard painted for the city of Cosenza, Calabria, where he stayed for two months in 2015, painting five large pictures telling the story of the Normans in Southern Italy.  

After outlining the reasons for the commission, he describes the paintings he executed, the process of designing and painting them, and the historical background to the scenes.  He also talks about the other artists he worked with; the unique Calabrian way of doing things; and the difficulties - including the theft of a painting - that had to be overcome to complete the project."