Artists have been inspired by H2O since it’s first surprising visualization in the prehistoric African Sahara. This talk will explore how artists have invoked the water muse as symbolic of such human concerns as life, immortality, purification/cleansing, passage/transport, revitalization/refreshment, destruction and, of course, beauty.
Feeley’s wide-ranging presentation will cover prehistoric visualizations of water, painting from Leonardo to today’s David Hockney, sculpture from Bernini to Jaume Plensa, installation art, water as a physical material, architecture, water inspired music and dance, digital art, poetry, performance art, and video and film. The talk will be moist, humid, wet, and, at times, positively soaking. However attendees need not bring their raincoats. Cost: $10 GAAC members, $15 nonmembers. Reserve in advance.