ANNOUNCING BRIAN MAY BOOK TALKS 2014
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Tue 7 Oct
CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING B
RIAN MAY AND DENIS PELLERIN
THE POOR MAN’S PICTUE GALLERY
TUE 7 OCT 2014 6:45PM – 7:45PM THE SALON, MONTPELLIER GARDENS £8 – MEMBERS 10% OFF
Published to coincide with a six-month Tate Britain exhibition, Queen guitarist Brian May and co-author Denis Pellerin introduce The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery, a collection of 3D Victorian images, published by The London Stereoscopic Company. In this lavishly illustrated event they share their lifelong passion for the extraordinary and beguiling 19th century art of stereoscopic photography and its hidden relationship to popular paintings. 3D glasses provided!
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Fri 9 Oct
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY L
ECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: STEREOSCOPY AND VICTORIAN PAINTING
09 October 2014 18:30 – 21:30
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD – View map
RPS Member £15.00
Non RPS Member £18.00
Denis Pellerin and Dr Brian May CBE
Photohistorians Dr Brian May CBE and Denis Pellerin are presenting an exclusive lecture on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society. May and Pellerin have researched the little known connections between Victorian art and stereo-photography. For the first time they examine the art behind many popular stereocards of the time. The lecture accompanies the publication of a new book The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery and a display at Tate Britain.
Brian and Denis will be signing copies of the book after the lecture. Copies will be available for purchase.
The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery, is a 208-page book, the second to be published under the imprint of the London Stereoscopic Company, and comes with Dr Brian May’s specially designed Owl stereo-viewer.
The six-month exhibition at Tate Britain, London, runs from October 2014 to April 2015 where twelve paintings from the Tate collections will be displayed side by side with the stereo-photographs they inspired. Stereoscopic cabinets, also designed by Dr May, will make it possible for visitors to experience 3D viewing the Victorian way and to compare the three dimensional rendition of the painting with its original version hanging on the wall.
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26 Oct 14
BRIAN MAY, DENIS PELLERIN AND PAULA FLEMING
DIABLERIES: STEREOSCOPIC ADVENTURES IN HELL
Sunday 26 October 2014
2.30PM – 4PM
£10, (£8 Over 60s) and £7
Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience, surrounded by a fantastical 3D underworld of devils, satyrs and skeletons! Another opportunity to see the extraordinary series of ghoulish 19th-century stereo images known as ‘diableries’, presented on the big screen and introduced by collector and celebrated musician Brian May with experts Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming.
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28 Oct 14
BRIAN MAY, DENIS PELLERIN, PAULA FLEMING,
Tuesday 28 October 2014
18:30 – 19.30
The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre,
Victoria & Albert Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Phone:020 7942 2000
Musician Brian May joins historians Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming to discuss the late 19th-century sensation, Diableries.
Diableries were stereoscopic photographs that depicted an imaginary underworld inhabited by devils, satyrs and skeletons. The speakers describe the making and popularity of this macabre phenomenon.
In collaboration with Stereoscopic Society
£9, £7 concessions
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27 Nov 14
BRIAN MAY AND DENNIS PELLERIN IN BATH
Thursday 27th November
St Swithin’s Church, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LY
Photo historian Denis Pellerin, and Brian May, founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer have collaborated to explore the fascinating, and relatively undiscovered relationship between paintings and stereoscopic cards in Victorian times.
In the 19th century, few were able to access and enjoy directly the new works of art. Stereo cards, created by enterprising photographers of the day, reconstructed the scenes and gave an opportunity for the man in the street to enjoy these scenes, in magical life-like 3D.
Poor Man’s Picture Gallery reconstructs 15 well-known Victorian works in Tate Britain using real actors and staged scenes, and sheds light on the story of these famous paintings, and reveals a great deal about the society of the time.