Friday, 27 August 2010

Art attack

I've had a slow burning interest in art since taking a course in Art Appreciation in my final year of sixth form (whilst otherwise wading though A level Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

About 3 years ago I did an evening class in A level Art-but didn't take the exam (coward that I am!!) which opened my eyes to the history of architecture and sculpture amongst other things.

I'm 57 years old and feel that I must have lead a sheltered life. There is just so much to admire and enjoy. Of course not everything described as 'art' is beautiful (I seem to recall from the evening class the difficulty of defining it), but thank God there is so much that I would describe as beautiful and even awe inspiring.

As part of my new found artiness I recenlty joined the Royal Academy as a friend. So today I went with my wife Liz to the current exhibition Sargent and Sea.  It was lovely.  I just don't get how artists do it. Just look at the swell in this picture.

It's amazing. By the way the exhibition ends 26th September.

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