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Lunchtime Lecture: Seeing is Believing: Erich Mayer, Walter Battiss & San Rock Art

13 February 2019 from 12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Association Of Arts, 173 Mackie Street Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria

Erich Mayer and Walter Battiss were both intensely involved with a study of the art of the indigenous people of southern Africa, especially San rock art. Mayer's interest in San rock art started as early as 1898, when he made tracings of the Stow drawings he saw in the possession of a distant relative, Dorothea Bleek, in Cape Town. It was Erich Mayer who introduced the young Walter Battiss to actual San Rock paintings. Although Battiss' interest in San rock art was strongly influenced by the views of Erich Mayer, Battiss' identification with the artists of the rocks is more intense and spiritual and this undoubtedly contributed in a great measure to the development of his own art.

Come and enjoy this last lecture of this year by Prof Alex Duffey, who explores both these artists' utilization of indigenous art and gives you some insight into their views of indigenous art.

RSVP before 12 February 2019.

Cost: A donation of R50 per person will be appreciated.

Contact: Nandi at 012 346 3100 or email artspta@mweb.co.za