Our journey through the Great Galleries of Europe has now concluded. We are very pleased that although Covid restricted us to Zoom only, we were still able to make a detailed examination of Western European Art from the early Renaissance through the Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionists and early, mid and later 20th Century, so called “Modern Art”. The participants all appreciated the experience and learnt a great deal. We also enjoyed the added bonus of being able to view the finer details of the works with the power of Zoom, which is not possible in person in a gallery.
We will return in September when we invite you to join us for “Something for Everyone”, a program which will do what it says on the tin. Although we will not yet be able to visit galleries in large groups, we will be able to include some outdoor sessions. This will give us the opportunity to meet, learn about art and enjoy each other’s company. The course will begin with a walking tour to see some “Street Art” in the form of visiting and examining some of the interesting statuary in Hyde Park, both commemorative and others such as the Henry Moore and later a similar session in the city which holds real treasures from the greatest sculptors. Other sessions will focus on a mixed bag of prominent artists whose works are being exhibited over the autumn and winter such as Hogarth, Durer, Paula Rego, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Poussin, Marina Abramovic, Rodin and Yayoi Kusama among others. With the focus on current exhibitions, we shall have a “know before you go” Zoom session with Lucrezia Walker our very talented Art Historian. Members can go in groups or alone to see the exhibitions before being able to discuss their experience in the following session. This varied program which combines old and new, men and women, painting, installations and sculpture caters for everyone.
For further information please contact the coordinators, Fay and Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org