Andrew Graham-Dixon, British art critic and author, will present a free lecture titled Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane on Friday, November 18, at 6 p.m., in the Darnell Street auditorium. This talk coincides with the new U.S. edition of Graham-Dixon’s acclaimed biography of Caravaggio. In The New York Times Book Review, Hilary Spurling wrote, “[Graham-Dixon’s] book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.”
In his lecture at the Kimbell Art Museum, Graham-Dixon will delve into original Italian sources, presenting fresh details about Caravaggio’s many crimes and public brawls and the events surrounding his tragic death at the age of 38. Graham-Dixon’s illuminating readings of Caravaggio’s infamous religious paintings create a masterful profile of the controversial artist’s life and work.
Graham-Dixon has presented numerous landmark television series on art for the BBC, including A History of British Art as well as many documentaries on art and artists. Called “the most gifted art critic of his generation” by Robert Hughes, Graham-Dixon is the chief art correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph and a contributor to The New Yorker, Apollo, and other publications.
No reservations necessary. Admission to the lecture is free.