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) Members are invited to 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. 

Meetings are at 4.30 on the first Monday of the month at the CPC

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

MAY Meeting Monday 6th: SYMBOLISM

Pierre Puvis de Chavanne, Odilon Redon, Gustave Moreau,

Felicien Rops, Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, Nicholas Roerich,

Mikhail Vrubel and Leon Bakst  

For illustrated notes of previous meetings, and timelines of artists throughout history,

scroll to the bottom of the page

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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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