Talks

Art in Context | Bill Brandt’s Expressive Dimensions

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Paul Messier, Pritzker Director of the Lens Media Lab at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

About this program

In this gallery talk, Paul Messier, Pritzker Director of the Lens Media Lab, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, will discuss how Bill Brandt’s photography conveys his presence and connects viewers to a specific moment of creation. Messier will explore how Brandt’s expressive work reveals his intention and ambition as an artist. As Brandt's aims developed over decades of practice, his prints reflected his evolving vision as well as the emergence of new ways to disseminate images during the twentieth century.

About Paul Messier

Paul Messier is the Pritzker Director of the Lens Media Lab at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Together with Martina Droth, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the YCBA, Messier is co-editor of Bill Brandt | Henry Moore. The fully illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the museum through February 27.

Art in Context

Presented by faculty, staff, student guides, and visiting scholars, these gallery talks focus on a particular work of art in the museum’s collections or special exhibitions through an in-depth look at its style, subject matter, technique, or time period.

Top image
Bill Brandt | Henry Moore installation, third-floor galleries, Yale Center for British Art, photo by Richard Caspole

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Bill Brandt, Henry Moore (detail), 1948, gelatin silver print, Hyman Collection, London, © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd.
Exhibitions

Bill Brandt | Henry Moore

Thursday, November 17, 2022–Sunday, February 26, 2023