Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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All the World’s a Stage –How Western painters have explored the world of entertainment.
Ann Clements
Wednesday 25 October 2017

Over the centuries artists have been intrigued by entertainers, understandably as the aim of both is to create a world of illusion and make-believe. Inigo Jones’ court masque designs, Velasquez’ court dwarves, Daumier’s street performers, Degas’ ballet dancers, Toulouse-Lautrec’s cabaret performers, Picasso’s acrobats – these and many more will both inform and entertain us.