Michael Palin — Art on the small screen

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Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
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0207 300 8090

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
6th May 2019
5.30 PM to 6.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£12 to £20, from royalacademy.org.uk

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Monty Python star Michael Palin will be talking to the journalist and broadcaster Martha Kearney about how he fell in love with painting, and why he thinks it's so perfect for the small screen.

Over the last twenty years Palin has been busy filming his globetrotting shows to far-flung places like, but he's also made it his mission to explore the work of under-appreciated artists. He has made programmes about Anne Redpath, for example, a Scottish landscape painter, and Vilhelm Hammershoi, a Danish artist from the turn of the 19th century.

In this discussion Palin will reveal why he thinks seeing their work on the small screen is just as good as seeing it in the flesh, if not better.

 

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