Lecture: Art comes from ability – or not?

As repeatedly announced, Markus Schlegel, member of the Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya and brother of President Peter Schlegel, amused the audience in an amusing way with much information on the subject of art.
But the term ART can be used for a long time to show a layman what is meant by that. Thus, a distinction is made between fine arts (painting, sculpture, goldsmithing, writers, art prints, music, etc.), performing arts (dance, theater, film, photography, etc.) and applied art (architecture, interior design, industry or graphic design). No matter what field of art it is, art is always an essential expression of the feelings and thoughts of its creator.
Markus Schlegel talked about the cave paintings of Lascaux, from around 36,000 to 19,000 BC, whose dimensions raise many questions today. So there is a bull that is five meters long and 2.5 meters high, painted on a rock with sooting tallow.
The audience saw the simplest depictions of humans and animals, made in stone and clay from around 26,000 BC.
Then there was a big leap into modern times, showing the development of art over the millennia and the influences of politics, the church, the clergy and the nobility.
With many pictures Markus Schlegel illustrated his interesting designs, showed pictures of Bosch, van Deyk, ceiling and wall paintings of the very big artists.
The next leap brought the audience into the late 19th century. And on the spot, Pablo Picasso had to come into play, the universal genius in persona par excellence.
It went on to the present. Here, Markus Schlegel explained how today the value of artworks is artificially inflated. Often only a short-term undertaking.
Finally, all participants agreed that it is nice, what pleases, regardless of the price. Every artwork is the result of a creative process. Art comes from skill!

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