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|Course:||Erotic Art: A Celebration - Part Two|
|Start Date:||17th March 2018|
|Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
This course is one of a series of three stand alone illustrated talks which will include imagery from pre-history and the erotic art of so-called primitive cultures, the wall paintings of Pompeii, through to the allegories and more explicit imagery of the Renaissance. Since the eighteenth century there has been many varied expressions of sexuality depicted in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East which we will explore in this rich mixture of sometime forbidden art. Over the three courses we will see works by well-known artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Boucher, Picasso and Bonnard but also work by much less well known artists including Sascha Schneider, Jeanne Mammen, Tono Zancanaro, Paul Cadmus, Pauline Boty and Yannick Corboz.
David Cuthbert has been painting and exhibiting since he left college in 1974 and has been involved in adult education ever since then. In 1985 he and his wife became co-directors of the Mendip Painting Centre in North Somerset, which they still run. Travelling has been a recent source of inspiration for drawing and painting. In 2000 he was invited to join a group of English and Australian artists on a trek into the Australian outback, which resulted in exhibitions at the Bankside Gallery in London and at 6 Chapel Row Contemporary Art in Bath. In 2004 he went on two expeditions to Brazil after which his work changed direction and become much more concerned with the ‘object-ness’ of making art, becoming more abstract. In 2010 he exhibited a large abstract painting in the 3rd Open Painting exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy. In 2014 he spent the year painting about 60 paintings inspired by a Rembrandt drawing in the British Museum. He will be showing a dozen or so from this series later this year. In 2016 he is participating in several exhibitions in St Ives, Bath and Weston-super-Mare and is having an open studio at Easter. Some of his work can be viewed at www.theartshed.co.ukBack to List
I came to Somerset to talk about Socrates and his search for the good life. And in many ways I found it incarnated in Dillington House. Here there is a love of beauty and truth. To find a sympathetic venue with an exquisitely rich history, open to all and encouraging debate, creativity and a passion for life is exactly the kind of thing that would have made Socrates smile. I can't wait to come back.