Braintree Area

Art Appreciation

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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.

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

For meetings from July - December 2021 see the details below:

At the meeting on 27th July we looked at paintings depicting Buildings and Architecture

Max EscherRelativity
Edward HopperHouse by the Railroad
PicassoBrick Factory in Tortosa
John PiperCovehithe Church
James Rennie MackintoshCollioure
Pieter Bruegel the ElderThe Tower of Babel
Cristopher R W NevinsonThe Soul of the Soulless City

At the meeting on 24th August we looked at pictures of People at Work

Dame Laura KnightA Balloon Factory, Coventry
Vincent van GoghPortrait of the Postman, Joseph Roulin
Charles C EbbetsLunch atop Skyscraper, New York Construction
William P RobertsMunitions Factory
Edward HopperOffice by Night
William H JohnsonChain Gang
Ford Madox BrownWork

The meeting on Tuesday 28th September. Paintings was on the theme of Childhood

Edward MunchThe Fairytale Forest
Jean Baptiste S ChardinBoy with a top
Max ErnstThe Blessed Virgin chastising the Infant Jesus
John Everett MillaisBubbles
Dorothea SharpLow Tide
Tom WebsterThe Frown
IllustratorsChildrens Books

Our subject for our meeting on 26th October was Musicians, which was very interesting.

Adriaen Van OstadeThe Vioinist
Ryan LouderString Quartet
PicassoThree Musicains
Leonard CohenGrim Days
RenoirTwo Girls at the Piano
ModiglianiThe Cellist
Lubaina HimidNaming the Money

The theme for our meeting on 23rd November was Still Life painting, there were lots to choose from.

Baisha Naxi EmbroiderersThe Tea Kettle
William NicholsonMrs Simpson's Boots
Luis Egidio MeléndezStill Life with Cantaloupe Melon
Edward WestonPepper 30
Jean-Baptiste Siméon ChardinThe Ray
Meret OppenheimThe Furry Teacup
Henri MatisseRed 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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