History & Appreciation of Art

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Leader:
Robert Sedgley
Group email: History & Appreciation of Art group
When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
From 5.00pm to 7.00pm, first Tuesday of each month
Venue: Biblioteca de L'Envic
Cost: Free

The activity of the group is to further our understanding and appreciation of art through an illustrated talk from the leader and with contributions from the group. All are welcome; whether expert or not come and join in the conversation, find out more about the wonderful and surprising world of art.

We have now been running for about eight years and have come in our chronological survey up to the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and are looking at the revolution in the visual arts that we call Modernism. For new members who wish to acquire a background understanding of what went before I recommend reading the notes of previous meetings. These are complete from the earliest paintings on the walls of caves, up to the early moderns: Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and Futurism. However, this is by no means compulsory – we are not an exam group!

All are welcome; whether expert or not come and join in the conversation, find out more about the wonderful and surprising world of art!

Leader: Robert Sedgley

Our next topic:

The Ashcan School:

The so called Ashcan School, rather than a 'school' or 'movement' as such is a name applied to a number of artists during the late 19th and early 20th century who produced work portraying scenes of everyday life in New York, often in the poorer areas, depicting bars, music-halls and the seamier side of life. The chief protagonist was John Sloan.

Tuesday 6th February: 5.00 p.m. at Biblioteca l'Envic

Details

"Colour is like music. The Palette is an instrument that can be orchestrated to build form."
John Sloan

"Art is the result of a creative impulse derived out of a consciousness of life."
John Sloan

"The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful." George Bellows

Forthcoming Events

28th February 2024
Trips

History & Appreciation of Art Valencia Visit

The HAA group has arranged a trip to Valencia on Wednesday February 28th, specifically to visit the recently opened Hortensia Herrero Art Centre. Situated in an old palace the centre was created with […]