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The Art Society Coventry's next lecture provides insights into the richness and variety of art in what many regard as one of the most inhospitable places in the world - the Sahara. The Arts Society Coventry is pleased to present:

The Sahara as Palimpsest - Eamonn Gearon

The word ‘palimpsest’ was originally used of ancient papyrus scrolls that had been erased and reused, but now more commonly means artistic or cultural works that are built upon or retain traces of previous creativity or cultures. In this talk Eamonn Gearon considers the Sahara as palimpsest, revealing a cultural history of the world's greatest desert, from rock art and myth to the desert fathers, sons of the desert, Klee and Matisse, to Schultz and Lucas. 


The final lecture in our 2021/22 programme will be held at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum on the 28th June. Titled 'The Creative Courtesan' Sarah Dunant will talk about the role played by women who modelled for Renaissance master painters.

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