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'Derek Jarman and British Films: Paintings, Poetry, and Prose'

Michael Charlesworth ART HISTORY

Fri, March 2, 2012 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

When he is remembered now, Derek Jarman (1942-1994) tends to be thought of as a film-maker and an activist for gay rights. To write a short critical biography of him involved trying to put the whole man together again. His activities, exuding an extraordinary freshness, were mostly accompanied by his own verbal commentary. This talk will look briefly at them all, show his unusual garden, and concentrate on his varied and prolific paintings.

Michael Charlesworth is Professor of Art History at UT.  When he is not engaged in research and teaching about nineteenth-century European art, he can usually be found deep in the perpetually unending task of demonstrating the national and international importance of the house and grounds of Wentworth Castle, near Barnsley in Yorkshire.

Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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