Last night Len and I set off for our first class of a series on The History of Art. The theme for this year is Sculpture from the Renaissance to the present day. It is run by the Association I work for and the teacher is the curator of three local museums.
The atmosphere was very informal. We all introduced ourselves to begin with – poor Len was the only male with nine women – and then the two-hour talk began, accompanied by photos on a big screen. We began with ancient greek statues which brought back memories of our holiday in Greece, then progressed through the Classical period to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a lightning tour, looking at the influences that had affected the kind of sculptures that were created.