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Martin Gayford Interview Synopsis
In today’s episode, I speak with Martin Gayford about the importance of seeing art while traveling, the experience of art in the age of Instagram, and his new book, The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations. We geek out talking about art and other topics like Walter Benjamin’s notion of the “aura,” his encounters with artists and photographers like Marina Abramović and Henri Cartier Bresson, and his approach interviewing artists.
Martin Gayford is an art critic, art historian, and author who has written articles for a variety of publications like The Spectator and The Telegraph to name a few. He has written many books, including A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen co-written with David Hockney, Michelangelo: His Epic Life, and The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence to name a few. If you’re interested in art, travel, and art history, his books are worth checking out.
You can find more about Martin’s work on his website.
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