Saul Reichlin

saul@saulreichlin.biz

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies

 

Saul delivered the famous lecture on art, given in Oxford, Cambridge and London, by the Edwardian painter, James McNeill Whistler. This was a scathing argument against the criticism and teaching of "Art" and mocked every tenet dear to the Victorians.

Mr Whistler's Ten O'Clock contained many acerbic references to the "dilettante", Oscar Wilde, who famously stole so many of Whistler's "bons mots" and made them his own. The show resulted in an invitation from The Tate Gallery to do the show there, as "visiting lecturer".

Edinburgh Festival, Beefeater Club and Chelsea Arts Club, London (Whistler Club).

Reviews

"A splendidly assured performance"
The Glasgow Herald

"Reichlin is quite uncanny...an actor of composure and grace...he does cast a definite spell"
The Sunday Telegraph

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