AboutDespite staring at the famous Leonardo da Vinci cartoon for hours Dave Brown could never quite get the joke. In fact none of the Old Masters seemed very funny, perhaps their humour, like some of the finer details, had become obscured by the ravages of time. He decided some ârestoration' was in order. Just a contemporary face here, a speech bubble there; but the National Gallery seemed unwilling to let him and his brushes loose on their canvasses. So he set about redrawing them from scratch; the result is his long running series Rogues' Gallery, which appears in The Independent every Saturday.
Here all the hot topics of the day - global conflict, world economic recession, the ConDem coalition's cuts - are seen through the eyes of Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Van Gogh and a host of others.
Dave Brown employs his inimitable draughtsmanship to stunning purpose, poking a paintbrush in the eye of our political leaders, and twisting the palette knife to rib-tickling effect.
Opening Reception: 1 June, 7 to 9pm
Dave Brown's Rogues' Talk: 7 June 7 to 9pm
FREE - to book a seat for the talk, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org