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02 October 2019Madmen and the Artists - how the Advertising Industry exploited Fine Art Talk begins at 2pm
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Madmen and the Artists - how the Advertising Industry exploited Fine Art Talk begins at 2pm Tony Rawlins Wednesday 02 October 2019

Fine art has provided advertisers and their agencies with a great deal of material to use in their creative campaigns.

This talk reveals some of the processes by which these advertisements have been created and why the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo have been a particularly rich source.  From the Renaisaance through to the present day, fine art continues to provide opportunities to enhance Brand imagery with admiration, humour, satire and irony.

in this entertaining and informative talk a wide range of visuals and video are used to show examples of the original works, the creative process and (not always entirely successful) advertisements that are the end result.

 

Our Speaker: Tony comes from a background in advertising that began in 1965 when he joined J. Walter Thompson as a mail boy.  He graduated through their training system to become an account director and worked in a number of agencies before setting up on his own in 1985,  primarily to handle Guinness accounts in Africa and the Caribbean, where he produced many commercials and ads for them over a period of 15 years.

He remains active in the industry, but now concentrates more on philanthropic projects - producing a film in the rural villages of Nigeria for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and recently completing a sanitation project in Haiti after it was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.