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THE ART OF SEDUCTION Lynne Gibson Thursday 08 February 2018

Seduction has been one of the enduring themes of art since Eve offered Adam an apple. Courtly love blossomed in manuscripts and miniatures of the Middle Ages, and the Italian Renaissance offered painters an Olympian cast of amorous gods and goddesses. Puritanical Dutch and prudish Victorians tutted over the loose morals of fallen women. Rococo artists revelled in the flirtatious fun of Fetes Galantes. But in our permissive society has 'The Battle of the Sexes' killed the spirit of romance?




Lynne Gibson now works as a freelance lecturer in the History of Art, Critical and Contextual Studies, as well as in practical drawing, printing and printmaking. For many years she lectured for the Universities of Sussex and Bristol where she introduced 'Understanding Art' to the Lifelong Learning programme and to residential summer schools. Currently she gives talks and guided tours to institutions including ARCA colleges, the National Trust, National Gallery and Art Societies. A professional artist, she has exhibited in solo and group shows, including at the RWA, British Museum and the Barbican.