This group meets on the 3rd Monday each month from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm. We are currently meeting in Brinsley Parish Hall meeting room.
New members are welcome. For more information contact Helen Baker tel. 01773 710743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Appreciation – Programme for 2023
|Change of meeting day to Wednesday 22nd February||Visit to Lakeside Art’s Djanogly Gallery to see Sophie Ryder: Sculpture, drawings, prints. Meet at venue at 11:00 am|
|20th March||Hidden women in art – Marianne|
|17th April||Photography – Christine|
|15th May||Outing to exhibition – tbc|
|19th June||Russian Dissident Art – Speaker|
|17th July||Colliers Wood – Show and Tell – All members|
|18th September||Magritte – Helen|
Day of week will probably change.
|Museum of Making, Derby. Travel arrangements to be made|
|20th November||James Tissot – Audrey|
Past meetings and visits:
Visit – November 2022
A group of us went to Patchings Art Centre near Calverton to see two exhibitions.
The first called ‘The Artist Collection 2022’ was a collection of works from 8 winners of ‘The Artist’ Exhibition awards 2021. There was a great variety of styles to look at and we had fun picking out our favourites. Unfortunately, my favourite of Whitby Beach had been sold – it was only £1400!
Whitby Beach – Michael Salt
The Diagnosis – Mark Fennell
A stitch in time – Michelle Ashby
The second exhibition was ‘Transcribing the Landscape’ by Susan Isaac, a local artist.
We were initially struck by the rather imposing images in this exhibition. There was a lot of dark outlining of buildings and features. However, as we acclimatised and began to study the paintings inclose up we were able to appreciate them more. The artist has worked as an archaeologist and is trained in fine art and sculpture. We could see the influence of her interest in architecture in the strong shapes of the buildings she painted and saw her bold use of colour. She has been a wild card winner on ‘Landscape Painter of the Year’.
Here are some links to follow. They allow you to ‘visit’ some great museums worldwide:
Guggenheim Museum, New York – 3D tour
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – 3D tour
Uffizi Gallery, Florence – install Google Arts & Culture app to explore virtual reality tour
MASP, Sao Paulo – install Google Arts & Culture app to explore virtual reality tour
National Gallery of Art, Washington – install Google Arts & Culture app to explore virtual reality tour
Paris Museums – 100,000 images online for free viewing
Googles Art site – explore in 3D many places of interest
Most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch goes online – Rijksmuseum