|Active, open to new members
|History & Appreciation of Art group
|Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
From 5.00pm to 7.00pm, first Tuesday of each month
|Biblioteca de L'Envic
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
"Colour is like music. The Palette is an instrument that can be orchestrated to build form."
"Art is the result of a creative impulse derived out of a consciousness of life."
"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
28th February 2024
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 […]