History and Appreciation of Art

Leader: Robert Sedgley

Email: History & Appreciation of Art


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 we will be taking only a brief glance at each period. The survey is treated in a very flexible manner so if members wish to spend more or less time on any specific period or artist this can be accommodated. There will inevitably be more gaps in the fabric than covering material. 

The meetings are very informal and members are encouraged to contribute their own views and opinions of what we are looking at.

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. 

MARCH Meeting: REALISM: Courbet, Corot,

The Barbizon School - Millet, Rousseau - and other 'realist' artists 

NB. the next meeting will be on the 4th. March


<< All album photos 32/33 photos
SILK SCREEN Henry Moore, Wall Hanging 1947

Illustrated notes from previous meetings


NB. Some of the files take a little time to download. 

This is because they need to be large enough to carry pictures of sufficient resolution to be viewed in focus. Please be patient.

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

Robert Sedgley

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