Art History


Where and when

We meet at 10am on the first Monday of the month in the Ashley room at the Congregational Church.

Contact details

Angela Deane 01858 431111


Art History – September 2020

For the time being we will continue to share information about TV programmes and useful websites, by email or phone.  Recent recommendations have included ‘Romancing the Stone: the Golden Age of British Sculpture’ with Alistair Sooke; ‘The Riviera: a History in Pictures’, with Richard E Grant and ‘The Art of Japanese Life’, with Dr James […]

Art History – August 2020

The group are adapting to the ‘new normal’ of sharing ideas by email and phone.  Many museums and galleries are gradually reopening and continue to share content online.  The Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show is available at  Celebrating a new generation of art talent ranging from drawing, painting and photography, to video and […]

Art History – July 2020

We continue to keep in touch by email and phone but look forward to meeting in person some day.  The welcome news is that many galleries and museums will soon reopen which will provide them with essential revenue. There will be reduced hours, advance booking and extra measures to keep everyone safe.  Even so, I […]

Art History

The group continue to keep in touch by email and phone. I have had many positive responses to my suggestions for TV programmes and websites.  There is certainly a lot more on YouTube than I realised!  Indeed the Royal Academy has recently put some ‘Exhibition on Screen’ films onto YouTube including Manet – Portraying Life […]

Art History – May 2020

The group have been staying in touch by email and phone.  We have been sharing ideas about TV programmes including those available on BBC iplayer, virtual exhibitions and gallery visits, the Google Art Project and films on YouTube.  As I write this, ( 27th April) tonight on BBC 4 there is a new series called […]

Art History – April 2020

In view of the current situation, the Art History group will not be meeting until further notice.   However, there is plenty of art information available online and I will highlight something  I was lucky enough to visit the Picasso and Paper Exhibition a week before the Royal Academy had to temporarily close its doors […]

Art History – March 2020

The group will not be meeting in April. We will return on 4th May, when we start our investigation into British Art of the 1960’s as part of the SLU3A 20th Anniversary project.  Our first artist will be Francis Bacon who created an extraordinary body of intense and uncompromising figure paintings and portraits. This should […]

Art History – February 2020

“All colours are the friends of their neighbours and the lovers of their opposites” – Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985). Chagall will be the artist for our meeting on 2nd March when we will watch a DVD about his work.  Chagall was born the eldest of nine siblings in a Jewish family in Vitebsk, Russia. […]

New Walk museum Leicester

Art History – January 2020

At our next meeting, on Monday 3rd February, we will watch a DVD about German Expressionism which features the artists Marc, Kirchner, Nolde, Beckmann and Munter.  German Expressionism was an early twentieth century art movement that emphasized the artist’s inner feelings or ideas rather than physical reality, and was characterised by simplified shapes and bright […]

painting by Toulouse Lautrec

Art History – December

Our meetings this year have focused on the life and work of artists from Impressionist period.  These included the artists, Monet, Renoir and Degas as well as the lesser know women of the movement – Cassatt, Morisot, Gonzales and Bracquemond.  The American artists of the time were portrayed in an Exhibition on Screen film, The […]