Fordingbridge & District

Art Appreciation 2

To look at Western painted art through the centuries and find out what makes the painting great. We discuss different aspects of art, with examples chosen by the group members. Women artists, the art of Germany and the use of colour as a symbolic or emotional element are recent examples.

Meetings are monthly on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Group Leader's house.

Timetable August 2018 - January 2019

August Naples painting 1600 – 1700 the Neapolitan School of Painting
September Book illustration as an art form
October Illuminated Books or Manuscripts
November Heidelberg School, Melbourne (c.1886-1900)
December The Art of Stamps
January 2019 Berlin Secession (1898)

Recent Studies
July 2018 – The Hudson River School of Landscape Painting

This month the group looked at the rise of the Hudson River School of Landscape painting in North America in the middle of the 19th century. We looked at the immense detail they managed to include in their artworks to give a picture which showed man at harmony with nature. We much appreciated seeing these artworks from artists who are not household names in the UK. (I have just noticed that September and October look very similar so their might be a timetable change there.)

January 2018 – Portraiture
The group looked at the history of portraiture from Roman times to the present day and how it had evolved. Members of the group gave presentations on Jacques Louis David and Renoir. A video was shown on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, one of a series The Great Artists given by Tim Marlow.

Timetable January 2018 -July 2018

January Portraiture
February Portraiture Part 2
March Seascapes and Nautical Theme Pictures
April Bloomsbury Group -early 1900's to about 1940
May Hudson River School of Landscape painting 1825 -75
June Naples painting 1600 – 1700 the Neapolitan School of Painting
July Book illustration as an art form
More Group Pages
Andre Rieu and Other Composers Architecture in Britain & beyond Art Appreciation 1 Art Appreciation 2
Birdwatching Bridge Beginners & Improvers Bridge Intermediate 1 Bridge Intermediate 2
Bridge Players Catching up on Classics Classical Music Appreciation Computer Buddies
Craft: Share and Learn Crochet Current Affairs 1 Current Affairs 2
Film Stars 1940-1970 Film: The musicals Food Geography & Travel
Going Places History ad hoc topics History of Ancient Greece History of the World
Italian 1 Italian 2 Kings and Queens Meteorology
Needlecraft Nostalgic Music Group 1 Nostalgic Music Group 2 Play Reading
Reading Group 1 Reading Group 2 Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2
Spanish beginners Sunday Lunch Group - mainly for singles Table Tennis Walking
More Group Pages
Andre Rieu and Other Composers Architecture in Britain & beyond
Art Appreciation 1 Art Appreciation 2
Birdwatching Bridge Beginners & Improvers
Bridge Intermediate 1 Bridge Intermediate 2
Bridge Players Catching up on Classics
Classical Music Appreciation Computer Buddies
Craft: Share and Learn Crochet
Current Affairs 1 Current Affairs 2
Film Stars 1940-1970 Film: The musicals
Food Geography & Travel
Going Places History ad hoc topics
History of Ancient Greece History of the World
Italian 1 Italian 2
Kings and Queens Meteorology
Needlecraft Nostalgic Music Group 1
Nostalgic Music Group 2 Play Reading
Reading Group 1 Reading Group 2
Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2
Spanish beginners Sunday Lunch Group - mainly for singles
Table Tennis Walking