Our lecturer will share with us an account of the fascinating day he spent with Salvador Dali at his house in Port Lligat, Spain in 1962. This will lead us into an examination of the extraordinary ideas present in his paintings, which seem to illustrate many of Freud’s theories in his “interpretation of Dreams” even though Freud himself found them difficult to fathom.
Our Lecturer – Dr Peter Webb
Degrees from Cambridge, an Academic Diploma from the Courtauld Institute, and a PhD from the University of East Anglia, Peter lectures at art galleries and universities in England, the United States, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong and Mexico. His publications include Sphinx: the Life and Art of Leonor Fini (2009), Death, Desire and the Doll: the Life and Art of Hans Bellmer (2006), Portrait of David Hockney (1991) and The Erotic Arts (1975).