Talks & Events
Talk, Film/Video Screening

Beyond the Brushstroke: Shaqúelle Whyte

19 Jun 2024 7-8.30pm

Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG


Step into an artist’s studio with this film screening and in-conversation

Artist John Singer Sargent’s unique approach to portraiture included a collaborative relationship with his sitters, creative direction, use of studio props and accessories, and daring sartorial choices.

Sargent’s practice provides the backdrop for this exploration of contemporary portraiture. Through a filmed studio visit with artist Shaqúelle Whyte and live in-conversation, chaired by art historian Alayo Akinkugbe (A Black History of Art), this event will consider topics such as: the relationship between artist and sitter; the theatricality of portraiture; and the dynamics of studio life.

This event is part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives and has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises Ltd.

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