THE ROMANTIC ART & POETRY OF KURT SCHWITTERS
The Armitt Museum Tuesday 21st November 2023 TICKETS: £5 2pm – 4pm In
The Armitt Museum
Tuesday 21st November 2023
2pm – 4pm
In 2021-2022, award-winning artist Anthony D. Padgett created over 50 artworks in response to international artist Kurt Schwitters, who spent his final year in the Lake District, England. The culmination of which was a special unveiling at the Armitt, Ambleside, of his bust of Schwitters for the 75th anniversary of Schwitters death.
Schwitters is well known for his “Merz” collage art, which used discarded items. Padgett explores this and how Schwitters rose to fame through his Dada poetry and how he was on the romantic and expressionist side of Dadaism and Constructivist.
This, coupled with his love of poetry and landscape painting, linked him to the Lake District and the Wordsworth tradition.
Padgett, whose sculptures of poets and artists like Wilfred Owen, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso are sited in key locations in the UK and abroad, said: “I’ve really enjoyed creating artworks around Schwitters and am keen to share some insights into the man.”
Padgett published the works along with an essay in “The Romantic Art & Poetry of Kurt Schwitters”.
About the Speaker:
Anthony Padgett is an award-winning artist, writer, coach, event organiser, and dance teacher with an MA in the Theory of Contemporary Art & Performance. His recent works deconstruct the art of famous artists and reconfigures it. He has published papers and books and has given numerous talks. His art has been featured on national radio and in the national press. Anthony campaigns for artists’ rights and is the Lancashire representative for the Artists Union England.
(Tuesday) 2:00 am - 4:00 pm