Jonathan Jones on Stubbs’s Whistlejacket

Friday 3 May, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Jonathan Jones

£12/£10 conc./£8 Members & Patrons

Join us to hear about Jonathan Jones's radical new book, 'Sensations: The Story of British Art from Hogarth to Banksy'

What does George Stubbs’s Whistlejacket have in common with Damien Hirst’s pickled shark? The Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones explains how both works share an artistic impulse that can be traced back to the study of the natural sciences during the Enlightenment.

Speaker's biography

Jonathan Jones is the art critic for The Guardian newspaper. He was on the jury for the 2009 Turner Prize and is the author of 'The Loves of the Artists: Art and Passion in the Renaissance' and 'The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel that Defined the Renaissance.'

Image above: Detail from George Stubbs, Whistlejacket, about 1762