History and Appreciation of Art

Leader: Robert Sedgley



Meet at: CPC Oliva

Meeting Dates: First Monday of the month 

4.30pm to 6.30pm beginning October.

The Group Meetings will be divided into three sections:

1) A chronological survey of western art.

Eg, Pre historic and antique, Classical Greek and Roman, Medieval and Pre Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, High Renaissance and Venetian, Northern (Flemish and German), Post Renaissance (Mannerism, Baroque and Rococo), British Art, Eighteenth and Nineteenth century France etc. Impressionists and early development of modern art. 

This is an immense field so it would be only a brief glance at each period. It would be treated in a very flexible manner so if members wished to spend more or less time on any specific period or artist this could be accommodated. There will inevitably be more gaps in the fabric than covering material. 

2) Taking a theme from the period covered we compare how artists of other times or cultures have dealt with the topic. 

3) A member will present a work from any time or place which interests/mystifies/attracts/repels them and would like to talk about, and get everyone else talking about. 


19 photo(s) Updated on: 06 Mar 2018
  • LAWRENCE Queen Charlotte, 1789
  • VAN GOGH Portrait of Père Tanguy 1887
  • PICASSO Portrait of Gertrude Stein 1906, and Girl With a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier) 1910
  • MODIGLIANI, Portrait of Picasso 1915
  • MATISSE, Portrait of Madam Matisse (The Green Stripe) 1905
  • SOUTINE Self Portrait and Woman in Red
  • KIRCHNER Marzella 1909/10n and Self Portrait as Soldier 1915
  • BRANCUSI Portrait of Mlle Pogany 1912 and Sleeping Muse 1910
  • MAN RAY Noire et Blanche (Kiki de Montparnasse) 1926
  • GARGALLO Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin) 1928
  • DIX Portrait of the Journalist Sylvan von Harden 1926
  • GROZ Daum marries her pedantic automaton George in May 1920, John Heartfield is very glad of it
  • GIACOMETTI Self 15 Portrait 1921 and Portrait of Marcel Buri 1919
  • GIACOMETTI Drawing, Head, 1951 and Portrait 1951
  • GIACOMETTI Black Head 1957/8, Large Head 1954 and view Venice Bienale 1962
  • AUERBACH Head of Catherine Lampert 1988 and Head of Catherine Lampert 2003/4
  • SICKERT Peggy Ashcroft in Venice 1934
  • CLOSE Big Self Portrait 1969 and Phil 1969,108x84in
  • CLOSE Mark 1978-9 and Chuck Close in his studio

Illustrated notes from previous meetings



If you would like to join our group please send me an email.

Robert Sedgley

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