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Life imitates art? Or vice versa? + Lunch

Hosted by the Consul of the Auckland Idea-Sharing & Discussions Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 16 Feb 12:00 - 13:30

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Aristotle concluded that we delighted "in works of imitation" and used that to argue that art was just an imitation of real life, ideas and experiences.

Oscar Wilde, on the other hand, claims that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life."

Or would Robert Louis Stevenson be right in stating that "Life is monstrous, infinite, illogical, abrupt and poignant; a work of art in comparison is neat, finite, self-contained, rational, flowing, and emasculate."

Let's have an informal and open-minded chat about this over lunch at the art gallery's cafe! :) The treats available here are created by New Zealand’s top chef, Martin Bosle.

Note: Some of us are meeting earlier to take a guided tour of the gallery - check out the event posted in the arts group, if interested. (You don't have to sign up for the lunch again if you're already registered for the tour)