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August | Wed 16th | 18:00

Blinking in the Sun - The Cat in Art, with Gail-Nina Anderson £4

One of the most popular works in the LaingArtGallery, Ralph Hedley’s Blinking in the Sun – Cat in a Cottage Window inspires this lecture on the many modes and moods of the feline presence in art, ranging from Ancient Egyptian amulets to Art Nouveau posters. This talk offers a chance to explore how the many-faceted cat can appear as an indicator of status, emotion, domesticity, innocence, sexuality, cunning or beauty – anything from predator to pet.


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