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What is art? This question was asked in a presentation by the Coquetdale U3A art appreciation group at the U3A open meeting on February 20.
In a wide-ranging programme Ann Webb began by discussing sculpture, from the ‘primitive’ via Greek, Roman, Renaissance – depictions of David by Michelangelo and Donatello – to Henry Moore.
Keith Grey spoke about Genre Art, the art of the everyday, and its place in the ‘hierarchy’ of art, with the focus on laundry and how women washing clothes are depicted.
Ros Hoskin spoke about art in the landscape, from stone circles and white horses carved into chalk hillsides to Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley and Andy Goldsworthy. This was completed by Geoff Hoskin discussing the Maesta (Madonna) of Cimabue, Duccio and Giotto in the Uffizi Museum, Florence.
It was a fascinating and illuminating talk about various aspect and uses of art – decorative, religious propaganda, advertising, memorial, political, etc.
The next open meeting will be a talk by Jane Bowen on Mauchline Ware – Souvenirs Of The Battle Of Flodden on Monday, March 20, in the Jubilee Hall, Rothbury, at 10.30am. Non-members are welcome for a donation.