Art and artists
No Zooming for the foreseeable future… at least not as things stand at the time of writing (10th August). No meeting in August, but from September we should be back in the Group Leader’s house on the second Wednesday monthly at 10.30.
The Art & Artists Group has been going for a year and a half. We managed two highly successful in-person meetings before the first lockdown, but after that they were on Zoom. We had relatively few but highly enthusiastic and interesting Zoomers and were delighted to have ’sitters-in’ at most of the meetings.
You really don’t need to be an expert on Art to be a member of this Group – access to Wikipedia and Google are all that’s needed. Google Arts & Culture is freely available online, or as an iPad or tablet App. Art UK has information about every UK public art collection (over 3,500) and dailyartmagazine.com (there is also a Daily Art App) has an interesting newsletter every day – today’s topic is Africa, with some gorgeous pictures; Saturday’s had a fascinating article about ‘drinks in Art’.
We are half way through the six-month programme set out in May; it took the theme of ‘who/where/when/what/which and why’ so September’s meeting is ‘What’ - see below for more. Group members will receive an email about three weeks before the next meeting with more information about the topic and the format of the session. Hopefully we will be able to plan a visit to a gallery before Christmas.
If you’d like to know more, or are interested in joining, please send Elaine an email through the pigeon at the top of this page.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Oct 13th||WHICH ‘Isms’ do you most like and least like? They could be Impressionism versus Cubism, Primitivism versus Fauvism, Conceptualism versus Neo-Classicism. Why would you make a beeline for one but you’d walk past the gallery room full of the other? I recommend an excellent small book for this: “…isms: Understanding Art” by Stephen Little, it’s £8.19 on Amazon at the time of writing, or it might be in Chester Waterstones, costing a bit more.|
|Wed Nov 10th||WHY are Textile Arts not seen as important? Can you show us some examples – pictures, or examples of your own textiles - that are truly ‘works of art’?|