The Arts Society Cardiff October 2018

Thursday 11 October

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The Arts Society Cardiff October 2018

Inspired by Stonehenge, Lecturer Julian Richards

Stonehenge is the most celebrated and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the British Isles.The lecture explains why Stonehenge must be regarded as architectural with its layout and construction. The techniques used in the construction for centuries convinced antiquarians that it must be a product of 'sophisticated' Romans and that it could not have been built by 'primitive' Britons.

The lecture will also explore how this iconic structure has inspired painters, poets and potters. Blake, Turner, Constable and Moore are amongst those who have been drawn to this magnificent ruin, resulting in a diverse catalogue of images and impressions.

Visitors: £7 (on the door, space permitting)

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