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)|
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
|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|