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Group Contacts: John and Maxine Blackwell
News about group meetings in 2022. We will be continuing with Zoom for meetings up to April. The style of meetings after May will be agreed but we will probably continue with Zoom with occasional face to face meetings in members homes or for visits to exhibitions, virus permitting.
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.
- If you would like to see details of the Zoom Meetings we had from June to November last year, please click on the link here Art Appreciation Meetings June-Nov 2020.
We have continued with our Zoom meetings for 2021. Each member chooses a painting relevant to the subject chosen.
- If you would like to see the list of artists and pictures for our meetings from January to June this year click on this document Art Appreciation January-June 2021.
For meetings from July - December 2021 see the details below:
At the meeting on 27th July we looked at paintings depicting Buildings and Architecture
|Edward Hopper||House by the Railroad|
|Picasso||Brick Factory in Tortosa|
|John Piper||Covehithe Church|
|James Rennie Mackintosh||Collioure|
|Pieter Bruegel the Elder||The Tower of Babel|
|Cristopher R W Nevinson||The Soul of the Soulless City|
At the meeting on 24th August we looked at pictures of People at Work
|Dame Laura Knight||A Balloon Factory, Coventry|
|Vincent van Gogh||Portrait of the Postman, Joseph Roulin|
|Charles C Ebbets||Lunch atop Skyscraper, New York Construction|
|William P Roberts||Munitions Factory|
|Edward Hopper||Office by Night|
|William H Johnson||Chain Gang|
|Ford Madox Brown||Work|
The meeting on Tuesday 28th September. Paintings was on the theme of Childhood
|Edward Munch||The Fairytale Forest|
|Jean Baptiste S Chardin||Boy with a top|
|Max Ernst||The Blessed Virgin chastising the Infant Jesus|
|John Everett Millais||Bubbles|
|Dorothea Sharp||Low Tide|
|Tom Webster||The Frown|
Our subject for our meeting on 26th October was Musicians, which was very interesting.
|Adriaen Van Ostade||The Vioinist|
|Ryan Louder||String Quartet|
|Leonard Cohen||Grim Days|
|Renoir||Two Girls at the Piano|
|Lubaina Himid||Naming the Money|
The theme for our meeting on 23rd November was Still Life painting, there were lots to choose from.
|Baisha Naxi Embroiderers||The Tea Kettle|
|William Nicholson||Mrs Simpson's Boots|
|Luis Egidio Meléndez||Still Life with Cantaloupe Melon|
|Edward Weston||Pepper 30|
|Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin||The Ray|
|Meret Oppenheim||The Furry Teacup|
|Henri Matisse||Red Interior, Still Life of a blue table cloth|
The last theme for 2021 for our meeting on 21st December is any paintings with people Celebrating. Pick any country and any celebration whatever the time of year.
We will be discussing ideas for 2022 at the December meeting, our choices get more diverse every month!. Meetings for 2022 will continue as usual from 2.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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