Welcome to the History of Art page
Venue: Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, DT1 1QL
HISTORY OF ART MEETINGS
The Art, Heritage & Historic Houses of Glasgow, Edinburgh & Central Scotland.
Departs 24th October 2022. Download a brochure and booking form HERE
The History Of Art group was formed in the summer of 2013 so we are an established group, led by Clive, Kelvin and Mike. Like many other groups we run the sessions co-operatively, with different members contributing. We have decided on a chronological approach and have so far covered the art periods up to the Renaissance. Each session consists of a presentation which is followed by a refreshment break. We have then been watching a series of DVD programmes aimed at providing guidance on how to look at great Art.
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Dorset Youth Association between 3.00 and 5.00 p.m. (see below for a location map)
You are very welcome to join us - as they say, "Ars Longa Vita Brevis"!
Currently we have spaces for new members but please contact the Group Contact first.
Venue location map
Contact Mike if you want to get involved with the History of Art group (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 01305 774606). This is open to U3A members only however. If you wish to become a U3A member please see the 'How To' menu from our home page
Venice Trip 8-13 November 2017
30 members took part this time. A report and some pictures can be viewed below.
A short report on the Venice trip by Kelvin can be read below.
Indoor meetings programme
Hitherto we have taken a chronological look at painting and sculpture, from ancient times through classical, then medieval art, landing up in the High Renaissance, both Italian and Northern. We have recently started to look more at modern art, and over the next few years hope to progress in three main strands:
1) Old Masters: the “big three” of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, then Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Hals & Co.
2) Sculpture - resuming in the middle of the extensive classical Greek period.
3) Modern Art from c1900: the Vienna Secession, Russian art, the Fauves, early German expressionism, war art.
Kelvin's account of the Madrid trip can be viewed and downloaded below. An edited version appears in the Spring 2019 Newsletter.
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