“The Unknown Masterpiece” by Honore de Balzac
Monday 10th September 2018, 2-4pm
Gleneagles Tea Rooms
Join us for the Words & Pictures book club where we read and discuss novels in which visual art and artists are relevant to the narrative.
At our September meeting we turn to mid-19th-century French fiction and Honore de Balzac’s “The Unknown Masterpiece” – the story of a painter who might be a failure, might be a genius – which inspired numerous modern artists, including Picasso, who made a series of illustrations for the story in the 1930s.
The Unknown Masterpiece” is published by The New York Review of Books (2001); one of Picasso’s illustrations, c/o http://www.openculture.com
Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of the Gleneagles Tea Rooms
– where there is tea and cake a-plenty!
All welcome but please email me to reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP