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Martin Myrone (Lead Curator British Art to 1800 Tate Britain) explores the...

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In her August 1989 Details column, Scarpati’s wife Cookie Mueller described his work as ‘a visual narrative that told of deep despair, sadness, and pain, but also hope, happiness, and joy […] a tale of hospital horror, a black comedy’.

This is a unique opportunity to hear Myrone discuss Scarpati’s works in relation to his own research, which has centred on British art of the ‘long’ eighteenth century (c.1650–1850). He has a special interest in the work of Henry Fuseli, William Blake and history painting c.1750–1830, with a particular focus on questions of gender and identity and on the emerging exhibition cultures and art worlds of the period.

At Tate Britain, Myrone’s curated projects include Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination (2006), William Blake’s 1809 Exhibition (2009) John Martin: Apocalypse (2011–12) and British Folk Art (2014). In 2010, he curated Tate’s exhibition Rude Britannia: British Comic Art.

The event is free but due to high demand, booking is recommended.

This event forms part of the public programme accompanying Putti’s Pudding, an exhibition of works by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati (9 September–12 November 2017).

‘Putti’s Pudding’ is a book and ‘final project’ by American writer and actor Mueller, and her husband, Italian artist Scarpati. Published in 1989, the same year both died from complications related to AIDS, it pairs drawings by Scarpati with writing by Mueller.

Reimagined as an exhibition at Studio Voltaire, Putti’s Pudding features forty–five original felt–tip pen on notepad drawings made by Scarpati when he lost the ability to speak, accompanying texts by Mueller, and a public programme of talks, readings, screenings and performance.

Read more: http://www.studiovoltaire.org/exhibitions/

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