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The Moon in Art and Science. Humans have been fascinated with our nearest heavenly body, the Earth’s Moon, since prehistoric times. It has been half a century since we set foot on the Moon during the Apollo space missions, and many exhibitions, films and publications have explored our continued with this other ‘world’ that we reached 50 years ago. Join Art Historian Dr Alexandra Loske for an illustrated talk about how our obsession with the Moon has manifested itself in both the sciences and the visual arts, from earliest ritualistic drawings and objects, Romantic symbolism and silent movies, to scientific observation, photography, space race propaganda, and recent creative responses to all things lunar.
Dr Alexandra Loske is a German-born art historian and curator at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton specialising in late 18th century and early 19th century European art and architecture. Alexandra has lectured and published widely.