Lecturer: Cheda Panajotovic
Accepting one image seen, one piece of music heard, one ancient ceramic vase or one Japanese Samurai sword as ART may suit one person but not necessarily another. Too often we like a painting because its creator was a world-famous artist and we accept it as great because it is ‘famous.’ At other times we like a portrait not for the quality of the work but for our attachment to the subject.
In this talk a few well known art works will be examined in detail showing good and bad points alike. Some will be de-constructed so that we can question as to why they are worth the many millions that they are. Some though, will be praised for breaking the rules that have been taught in art schools of Europe for many centuries past.
The Degas is of great interest, as many have seen it, but have never bothered to really look. Read this sentence again and look again, but this time with the eyes of a detective to try to understand what is hidden in the painting.