Speaker: Aliki Braine
7 August 2018
From pictures of St Luke painting the Virgin to images of artists at work in their studios and self-portraits, this lecture investigates the shifting environment in which artists have depicted themselves. While earlier paintings emphasised craftsmanship and allow the viewer an insight into materials and techniques used, early modern paintings see a shift of context from a workshop to a space of learning and intellect.
Aliki Braine works as both an artist and lecturer. Having studied for her BFA in Fine Art at Ruskin School, Oxford University followed by an MA at The Slade School of Fine Art Aliki then went to the Courtauld Institute to do an MA in the History of Art. This grounding in both the practice and theory of art is combined in her work as she draws upon the recurrent theme of the painted landscape.