The Sight & Insight Podcast

Sight and Insight - What is Art?

April 23, 2018

A word from our producer...

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... or not. Maybe next week.

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What is Art? A lofty question indeed! Join Lorwen 'Connie' Nagle and David P. Curtis, both experienced plein air oil painters and teachers, and Judy Curtis, art writer and historian, as they get to grips with the question of 'What is Art?' According to Beverly Sills, the late, great vibrant soprano once described as the 'All-American Diva,' "Art is the signature of civilization," while French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, prefers, "Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated." Tune in to find out what David, Connie and Judy have to add to the mix. 

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Leonard da Vinci (1452-1519) Madonna of the Rocks (1483-1486) Oil on panel, 78.3 x 48 in. The Louvre, Paris

Hear, too, about what these three amigos have been up to recently. Judy talks about the preview opening of Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist' now on view at the Cape Ann Museum, through June 17, 2018. 

Meanwhile, David and Connie share their adventure down to the University of Delaware where they explored the Charles Allan Winter Papers and came up with some surprising insights!

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Charles Allan Winter (1869-1942), Under the Tree, oc 24 x 20 in.