Art Appreciation

Co-ordinator Pamela Tonge Tonge_Pam
Telephone 01280 823370
Weekday First Friday of each month
Time 10.15
Venue Mezzanine Suite at the Buckingham Library

About the group

The aim of the group is to discuss chosen artists and art movements to enable an appreciation of art history.

The monthly meetings involve an illustrated talk on key artists with the group members joining in the discussion of individual works of art.

 There are also organised trips to art galleries and museums throughout the year.

On Monday, 13th February fifteen members of the group visited the Royal Academy to view the excellent exhibition: Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. This followed on from a talk on Russian Art in February. In March, the talk was on The Glasgow Boys.

On April 7th Tina Brown will lead a discussion on Picasso’s Guernica.

The talk on Friday, 5th May, will be on America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930’s.  There will be a visit via the Winslow Bus to the Royal Academy to see their exhibition on the same subject on Monday, 22nd May. The exhibition will include works of art by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, Grant Wood, Philip Guston, Thomas Hart Benton, Jackson Pollock and Alice Neel. At the time of going to press, there are still seats available if anyone is interested in joining us.

We will also be visiting the Georgian House and Grounds at Compton Verney on Tuesday, 16th May to view their current exhibition: Creating the Countryside which will include paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Turner, Samuel Palmer, John Piper and Sir Alfred Munnings together with some contemporary work by Grayson Perry and Matt Collishaw. There are currently seats available on the Winslow Bus for this outing.

The talk on Friday, June 2nd will be about depictions of the Annunciation by Philippa Atkinson.

 New members are always welcome. Contact the Group Coordinator – details above.



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