The Fabulous Adventure of Cubism – Series of Six Lectures by Terence Maloon

1. July 5 2015 – Picasso’s Spanish beginnings.

2. July 12 2015 – Picasso and Braque – the genius of collaboration.

3. July 26 2015 – Georges Braque – the poetics of introversion.

4. August 2 2015 – Cubism, collage, construction and Picasso’s achievement in sculpture.

5. August 9 2015 – Picasso and the problem of abstraction.

6. August 16 2015 – Altered perspectives – modern art after the conquest of the air.


Between 1908 and 1914, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were inseparable. These two great artists forged a style in common – to the extent that, for a time, their works became virtually indistinguishable.

For Picasso – a child prodigy and staunch individualist – this episode of merging and loss of his uniqueness was the sole period of his creative life where he made work not obviously his own. How did Picasso and Braque justify the blurring of their identities?

“We were like two mountaineers roped together,” Braque recollected.

The results of their experiment in “anonymous personality” were extraordinary both in impact and diffusion. Twentieth-century painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, design, typography, photography… nothing remained uninfluenced or unchanged by the innovations of Cubism.

This series of six lectures by Terence Maloon examines the achievements of Picasso and Braque and the fabulous adventure of Cubism. This event will raise funds for the refurbishing of the Drill Hall Gallery in early 2016.

Sunday afternoons at 3pm

Please note Lecture 2 on July 12 is at Copeland Lecture Theatre, all other lectures are at Manning Clark Centre ANU.

Individual lectures $13 ($10 Friends, Students)

Series $60 ($50 Friends, Students)


Individual Lecture tickets appear in drop down menu accessed via the BUY TICKETS link above.


Booking essential: +61 2 6125 5832 or dhg@anu.edu.au


Braque in his studio
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