|Meeting Pattern||2nd Monday of each month at 2.00pm.|
|Venue||Sherston Inn Skittle Alley|
We meet on the second Monday of the month at 2.00pm, at the Skittle Alley of the Sherston Inn, and the cost is £1.50, including tea or coffee during a break.
Last year we watched one of the Great Courses DVDs called "How to Look at and Understand Great Art". A synopsis of the "tools" the lecturer suggested for looking at works of art is available here on the website, and was circulated to members. Prior to that we looked at various examples of non-western art, and some of the images on this page reflect that.
We are now watching a series of DVDs borrowed from the U3A Resources Centre called The Private Life of a Masterpiece:
"This award-winning series reveals the full and fascinating stories behind famous works of art, not just how they came to be created, but also how they influenced others and came to have a life of their own in the modern world. The works of art featured here are both instantly familiar and profoundly mysterious. Revolutionary in their conception, and iconic years after their execution, they each have their own compelling stories. For behind the beautiful canvases and sculptures are tales of political revolution, wartime escapes, massive ego clashes, social scandal, financial wrangling and shocking violence."
So far we have looked at:
Sandro Botticelli: La Primavera
Paolo Uccello: The Battle of San Romano
Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper
Rembrandt van Rijn: The Night Watch
Johannes Vermeer: The Art of Painting
Diego Velázquez: The Rokeby Venus
Francisco Goya: The Third of May 1808
Eugène Delacroix: Liberty Leading the People
Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave
Edouard Manet: Le Déjeuner Sur L'Herbe
Currently the group is full, but if you would like to go on the waiting list, you can contact me by clicking on the pigeon icon on this page to send a message.
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