Presentation at the next Meeting Points
Thursday, 24th May 2018
Meeting starts at 10:00 am
at Harman’s Cross Village Hall
In this introductory talk on Art History, we will be looking at some of the ways in which we can ‘read’ a painting in order to achieve a deeper appreciation and enjoyment of the work. Studying paintings from different periods whilst we discover and evaluate the social, political and cultural changes that occurred throughout each period and the impact that these had on the artists of the time and their art.
We will study several entertaining, educational, moralising and beautiful works highly representative of their era: paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, the Victorian Narrative artists’ highly descriptive works and those of the Aesthetic Movement, which prized beauty above all.
Jennie Spiers MA, an experienced Art Historian, tutor and lecturer, organises and leads Art Appreciation Tours of study days and residential tours in Britain and Europe. She lectures for major art galleries, local authorities and adult education on a wide variety of art history topics.