History of Art and Architecture

This friendly group meets each month for a presentation on topics which range widely across the subject. Occasionally we have a guest speaker, but most talks are researched and prepared by members, although there is no requirement to do so; you will be made very welcome if you simply wish to look at beautiful pictures, listen to the talks and perhaps ask the occasional question.

Day & Time Unless otherwise stated, monthly meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 2.00 – 3.30pm,
Venue Ash Centre (small hall), Ash Hill Road.  Participation in visits needs to be booked in advance.

If you are thinking of joining, but would like to learn more about us first, please contact Barbara Wright on 01252 656347.

In the first term of 2018-19 we watched a film on Artemisia Gentileschi and looked at the work of some lesser known women artists as our way of marking the anniversary of women’s suffrage.   We followed this in the New Year with visits to the Lightbox in Woking and The Vyne near Basingstoke, a film on Caravaggio and talks on Surrealism, the American painter, Edward Hopper, architects Lutyens and Le Corbousier and Roman Baroque architecture.

We are devoting this term to Impressionism and in the New Year we will have a mix of films, visits and talks on painting and buildings.

Programme 2019

3 September : Brief introduction to Impressionism and film – Art in the Making: Impressionism

1 October : Short talks on Berthe Morisot, Gustav Caillebotte, Armand Guillaumin & Camille Pissarro

5 November : Short talks on Frederick Bazille, Mary Cassatt, Alfred Sisley and Impressionism beyond Europe

3 December : Christmas lunch

2020

7 January : Film – The Art of Mary Fedden

4 February : Visit to The Lightbox ( book your place at January meeting)

3 March : Talk – Symbolism in Painting

7 April : Talk –  ‘Gothic for the Steam Age – the work of Sir George Gilbert Scott’

5 May : Short talks on Landscape

2  June : Talk – Short talks on Landscape

7 July : Visit : details tba

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If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.