History & Appreciation of Art

Status:Active, open to new members
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

Members choice

Members choice of an artwork to discuss. this will be the last meeting until we start again in October.

Tuesday 4th June 5.00 p.m. at Biblioteca l'Envic

Stanley Spencer, The Last Supper (1920)

“Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky

"Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance... We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature."
Franz Marc

"Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible..." Paul Klee