Lecture by Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer prize writer and art critic for The Boston Globe

“Breakthroughs and Betrayals: An Intimate Take on Key Breakthroughs in Modern Art”


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Sebastian Smee will discuss some of modern art’s most fraught artistic relationships, and the links between them. Smee is the author of “The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.” The book examines key moments in the intimate, yet competitive relationships between Manet and Degas, Matisse and Picasso, Pollock and de Kooning, and Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.”