Braintree Area

Art Appreciation

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Group Contacts: John and Maxine Blackwell

Meetings will continue on Zoom, or when possible in person, from 2.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. We have agreed that we will continue with our current number of members. Unfortunately cannot accommodate any new members.

If you are interested in starting a second group please telephone John or Maxine on 01376 801660. They have had some enquiries during Covid from members who would like to be part of a new group and will give you their details. It is a joint decision as to how a new group is run. Please note it does take time to get a new group going as we discovered in 2018.

  • If you would like to see information about our Art Appreciation Group since we started you can see a history of them via this link Art Appreciation Topics.

We have continued with our Zoom meetings for 2021. Each member chooses a painting relevant to the subject chosen.

For meetings from July to December please click on the link Art Appreciation July-December 2021.

News about group meetings in 2022. We will be continuing with Zoom for meetings until May. The diary for 2022 is as follows Art Appreciation Diary for 2022. We are having Zoom meetings up to 24th May and in June we are meeting up for a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Meetings over the rest of the summer still have to be agreed but we will probably continue with Zoom with occasional face to face meetings in members homes or for visits to exhibitions.

At the meeting on 25th January 2022 we looked at a range of painting under our choice of subject Interiors. A very diverse range of different artist and styles were shown and discussed as below:

Travy EminMy Bed
William RatcliffeThe Coffee House
Eric RavilliousHis Studio
Edouard VuiooardVallotton and Misa in the Dining Room
Walter KickertJack the Ripper's Bedroom
Karl Schmidt-RottluffEvening in the Room
David HockneyInterior with Sun and Dog

The theme for the meeting on 22nd February was Snow and Ice . It was interesting to look at landscapes and people coping with winter.

Uttagawa HiroshigeGion Shrine in Snow
Grant WoodJanuary
Andy GoldsworthyTouching North
Casper David FriedrichSea of Ice
Ruskin SpearSnow Scene
Wilhelmina Barnes-GrahamGlacier Crystal Grindelwald
Hendrick AvercampIce Skating near the Village

We welcomed Linda Hellewell, the new Braintree U3A Group Co-ordinator to our meeting. Helen is visiting a number of groups to familiarise herself with the diverse range of groups we have.

The theme for the meeting on 22nd March is Sport and Games.

Peter DoigCricket
Norman RockwellSkiers on a Train
Honoré DaumierThe Chess Players,
John HaskinsOur Man is in
Leonard CampbellPatience
Francis SalvesonThe Eton Wall Game
CĂ©zanneThe Card Players

The theme for the meeting on 26th April is London.

Emma BrownlowTaking Leave
William HogarthGin Lane
L. S. LowryPicadilly
Frank DobsonAn escalator in an Underground Factory
Giuseppe De MittisPicadilly
CanalettoThe Thames with a view of St Paul's and the City
Claude MonetHouses of Parliament

The theme for the meeting on 24th May is Angels and Devils.

Web Editor - Jean Ryan

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Digital Photography Family History
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