Northampton

History of Art

HISTORY OF ART

Leader Shena Humphreys Tel: 01604 674193

The group meets on the 2nd Thursday morning of the month at St Matthews Parish Centre, The Drive, Northampton.

The group have just finished an indepth coverage of British artists of the 20th century. Some of the well known artists we have covered range from Lucien Freud to Dame Laura Knight, Paul Nash to Stanley Spencer, David Hockney to Graham Sutherland. Some of the lesser known artists we have looked at include Duncan Grant, Bridget Riley and Beryl Cook and they were equally as fascinating.

We are now moving on to the 20th century painters from the rest of the world. We are starting with a three month in depth study of Picasso using 10 of his paintings as a framework. This will culminate in a visit to the Tate Modern in 2018 for the big retrospective of his work.

I would like it to be as other groups I belong to that everyone participates by preparing a piece and contributing information to the group. I am by no means an expert on art and it would be a learning experience for me. I am happy to do all the admin with regards to the group.

Please apply to Shena in the first place by phone or use the email link on the top right.

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HISTORY OF ART 2

Leader: Maurice Wilson Tel No: 01604 622163

The group meets on the 4th Thursday between 10.00 and 12.00 at St Matthews Parish Centre, The Drive, Northampton.

The group focuses on an analysis of some of the most indicative works of artists through the ages by highlighting significant aspects of their work. The approach is largely chronological through a systematic study of the major art movements. The group has begun this journey with a study of artists of the Italian Renaissance and will continue the progression by moving on to other movements. This is largely a participating venture with active involvement of members in choosing works to be studied in order to stimulate discussion and inspire members to do further study on their own. This approach is intended to encourage group dynamism, to stretch the mind, to have fun and to make new friends.

For more information please contact the leader by phone or email using the link on the top right.

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Archaeology Art Workshop
Bird watching Book Reading
Bowling Bridge
Canasta Charles Dickens
Coffee Morning / Lunch Computing & Technology
Crafts Creative Writing
Cribbage Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling Dancing
Daytime Cinema Decorative Arts from 1800
Discussion Groups Early Civilisations
Exploring London Flower Arranging
Gardening Genealogy
Golf History
History of Art Jewellery Essentials Workshop
Knit and Natter Languages
Luncheon Club MahJong
Meditation Meet n' Eat
Music Mythology
Nature New Experiences
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry
Psychology Public Speaking/Story Telling
Quiz Saturday Supper
Science Scrabble
Shakespeare Skittles
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Theatre Visits - Milton Keynes
Theology Trips (by coach)
Walking Wine Appreciation