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The Arts Society Nerja (Formerly Nerja NADFAS) Tuesday, November 14 Family Historians, A Timeline of Art History and also a history of the Leicestershire village in which she lived for 12 years. She is currently completing an edition of medieval building accounts to be published by the Oxford Historical Society. Persistent Memory - The Art Of Salvador Dalí The Cultural Centre (Centro Cultural, Calle Granada, Nerja) 6pm. Doors open at 5pm and tickets are only available on the night. Visitors are most welcome €10 and other The Arts Society Members visiting Nerja €5. A fully illustrated Lecture in English by Angela Smith Sponsored by La Caixa Bank. “This lecture is essentially an overview of the life and work of Salvador Dalí. I begin by considering the painter’s early life and influences and the variety of styles he tried before developing and settling on his own idiosyncratic style. Dalí came late to Surrealism and was ousted by its controlling leader Andre Breton before too many years had passed. Nevertheless Dalí is often regarded as the archetypal Surrealist. I discuss this notion but also explain Dalí’s personal response to Surrealism, in particular the approach he called his ‘paranoiac critical activity’, one which spawned works such as The Persistence of Memory and Metamorphosis of Narcissus.” Tuesday November 28 From The Depths Of The Past: Rock Art From Sulawesi To Spain & Nerja The Cultural Centre (Centro Cultural, Calle Granada, Nerja) 6pm. Doors open at 5pm and tickets are only available on the night. Visitors are most welcome €10 and other The Arts Society Members visiting Nerja €5. A fully illustrated Lecture in English by Helen Sijsling Sponsored by Currencies Direct. Málaga’s caverns contain thousands of painted and engraved images from the Palaeolithic, in fact this province boasts the largest concentration of art from that period in the Mediterranean and one of the largest on the European continent. The caves with paleolithic paintings in Málaga are for instance La Pileta, Ardales, Nerja and La Victoria. Where are all these caves? What did they paint and why? Where did these people come from? How do they compare to other caves in Europe and outside of Europe like South Africa, India, Indonesia, Siberia, Australia and elsewhere? How come there is similarity in the drawings all over the world? And these drawings, how old are they? Were they done by the Neanderthals 40.000 BP or is that just a hoax? We will be looking in depth at the most beautiful hidden images from the depths of the Past and the earth, animals, humans, symbols, realistic and abstract communication from a far away world, from our ancestors. Salvador Dalí The Persistence of Memory and Metamorphosis of Narcissus About Angela Smith She gained a first in Art History at Leicester University in the early 1980s and then studied for a PhD at the Warburg Institute in London under the supervision of the late J.B. Trapp. Her subject was the life and building activity of Richard Fox, an Early-Tudor bishop of Winchester and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. About Helen Sijsling Born in Australia, lived in The Netherlands, studied English language and Literature at the University of Leyden and read English literature and philosophy at Oxford University. Was a teacher of English for more than 18 years. Studied History of Art at the University of Leyden and Educational Management at the University of Amsterdam. Was a management consultant for education for 15 years, advising directors of secondary schools on educational improvement and training teachers in modern ways of teaching. Has given lectures to the history group and Probus on Spanish historical subjects and The Arts Society Nerja (formerly Nerja NADFAS) on art historical subjects. Has been lecturing in Holland since 1995 on among other subjects brain research related to learning. She has published articles and reviews in scholarly journals on a diverse range of subjects including Thomas More, early Tudor stained Dalí’s father glass and Netley Abbey. Recently, with a friend she has formed her own publishing company, The Book Forge, and have successfully launched three books: A Timeline for 24