Exploring Art 1
|When:||the fourth Monday of each month at 2pm|
|Venue:||Liphook Village Hall|
|Group Leader:||Caroline Lemka|
Whatever you may wish to know about art, we don’t have all the answers, but by friendly discussion, an informal exchange of ideas and opinions, we learn a lot, almost without realizing it! Topics for monthly meetings are chosen by popular vote and cover a wide range of subjects, ancient and modern, local and international, from painting and sculpture to applied arts.
Members generally select an example to represent the topic, tell the group about it briefly, and explain their choice. Indulging in research is all part of the fun. Alternatively, members may pick the name of an artist out of the hat. Exploring new territory is an exciting challenge which always proves most rewarding.
If you would like to join us, please get in touch with the Group Leader, either by telephone or via the email link on this page.
Programme for 2019
28 January : Gold
Gold has a historical as well as commercial value and acted as currency on ancient trade routes. It was also used in painting, manuscripts, jewellery, mosaics. Choose a work of art that uses this glittering material. This is a meeting where all members can make a short presentation on their chosen piece of art.
25 February : Celebrate the role women have played in art.
Choose a female artist, painter, sculptor etc. and tell us about her work.
Ruth will give an introduction to Celtic Art at the end of this meeting
25 March : Celtic Art and its influences
Celts were a group of ancient peoples identifiable by common cultural and linguistic features; in pre-Roman times they inhabited much of central and western Europe. With the spread of Roman power, the Celtic tradition survived most strongly on the fringes of Europe. Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany are the areas we associate most with the Celtic language, though Galicia may also be included. Choose a piece of art that represents the ancient Celtic culture, which lasted up to about the 7th Century.
29 April : Self Portraits
Selfies before the mobile phone. Artists have been producing ‘selfies’ for centuries. Choose a painting or sculpture representing the artist as the main subject and say what you like/dislike about it.
At the end of this meeting Imke will an introduction to Käthe Kollwitz.
24 June : Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
German graphic artist and sculpture. Of her time and influenced by the events around her. Following an introduction on her life and the external events which were happening at the time, speakers will talk about some of her works.
Derrick will give a brief introduction to the July meeting on perspective.
22 July : Perspective in Composition
There are several different types of perspectives. Choose a work where perspective or lack of it is important is important to the picture’s success.
23 September : An Artist – young and old. Choose an artist and compare two works, one done when the artist was young and another towards the end of their life. 6 presenters.
At the end of this meeting Wendy will give an introduction to the Art of Ancient Greece
28 October : The Art of Ancient Greece
Greek art flourished between 700BC and 100BC. Choose a piece of art that you think is a good representation of Greek Art. Prior to this meeting, a visit to the British Museum will be organised, to view their collection of Greek Art.
25 November : Artistic Works of 21st Century
Anything goes – choose any piece of work which was created/completed in the 21st Century.
No meetings in May or August due to bank holidays