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3pm – Chiaroscuro

Amy Sackville and Elizabeth Macneal with Nicolette Jones

Saturday 25 May 3:00PM
AT Charleston
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Two compelling novels summon up the Spanish Court of King Philip IV, patron of Diego Velázquez (Painter to the KingAmy Sackville), and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (The Doll FactoryElizabeth Macneal).

Painter to the King is an engrossing fictional study of visual art as well as a portrait of the relationship between Velázquez and his royal patron.

The Doll Factory is inspired by the life of Lizzie Siddal, Pre-Raphaelite muse and painter. It is a tale of art, love and obsession.

What are the challenges of transforming artists and their milieu into fiction?

Chaired by Nicolette Jones.

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