De Francia, Peter (17 of 20). National Life Stories Collection: Artists' Lives.

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  • Recording date

    2000-02-24, 2000-03-23, 2000-05-15, 2000-07-20, 2000-08-11, 2000-09-28, 2000-10-04, 2001-02-14

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    Interviewee's home in London

  • Interviewees

    De Francia, Peter, 1921-2012 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

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    Peter de Francia says the academics are disputing about different bits of bodies. He takes a day and half per drawing when working pencil, which is slower than charcoal. While looking for work with women in, he is talking about academic writing and how repetitive he finds it. Refers to a series called 'The Birth of Aphrodite'. Break and restart the interview. Melanie Roberts give a short description of one of the 'Scholarly Disputation' works. PdeF tells an anecdote about the nature of scholarship. Peter de Francia talks briefly about the Peace Conferences at Stockholm and Sheffield in 1962 and the different motivations between Britain and France and Italy for such action.

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