Art History, Stoke Bishop
What it is: Exploring contexts and connections within our Western artistic heritage, with a view to increasing our understanding and so the pleasures we derive from it. The 2019-20 season will be devoted to European art between 1850 and 1914 under the title Art in an Age of Becoming Modern..
When it is: Friday mornings, fortnightly to alternate with Art Appreciation (many people belong to both groups). Coffee is available from 10.00 am and talks, usually by the Leader, David Norris, begin at 10.30am. There are no meetings during the Summer - we reconvene on October 4th.
Where it is: St Mary's Church Hall, Mariners Drive, Stoke Bishop. New members are welcome, we meet in a large hall and there is room for all who wish to attend. There is no need to telephone - just bring your up-to-date membership card to register at your first meeting. The Convenor, Brenda Hugill, may be contacted by using the message facility, see the pigeon "send a message" symbol.
Just turn up. Access without steps and a hearing loop are available on request. The Hall is about a 5 minute walk from the Church Avenue stop for bus No. 4. For car parking there are some off-road spaces, but most people park on Mariners Drive.
We study art history through selected works, reproduced by PowerPoint on our screen. Talks aim to analyse and make connections, discussing such questions as: why this subject matter? why represented in this way? how related to earlier works? how did artistic traditions and conventions change as the world changed?
The present course began in 2011 with prehistoric art and our coming season will take us up to the early Twentieth Century. While each season and each session can be enjoyed for itself, you will get most out of the course if you can attend regularly. A summary with illustrations of the content of each of our past four seasons can be found by clicking the appropriate link on the right. These four sub-pages together provide a brief summary of European art history from the High Renaissance up to the point at which we shall pick up the story in October.
Updated 14/05/19 DN