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Goya: The Portraits

Audio from Xavier Bray’s talk at Chalke Valley History Festival 2015.

Francisco de Goya’s career spanned a tumultuous time in Spain’s history, but it was a backdrop in which his innovative style and technical development flourished. In this talk, the great man’s life, career and world was examined by the preeminent expert in this field.

Breakfast at Sotheby’s

Audio from Philip Hook’s talk at Chalke Valley History Festival on Sunday, 29th June 2014.

Philip Hook, Senior Director at Sothebys, has worked in the art world for 35 years. With his wealth of experience, explains how art, fascinating and highly subjective, acquires its financial value and how it is traded. Looking at artists, subjects and artistic styles, he reveals the comic, absurd and piquant world of the art market.