Art History – January 2019

At our meeting on 4th February we will watch a DVD about the Courtauld Institute and Gallery in central London. Art Historian, Tim Marlow will guide us through the collection that stretches from early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly famous for its array of Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings. The Courtauld was founded in 1932 by the industrialist and art collector Samuel Courtauld along with Viscount Lee of Fareham and the lawyer Sir Robert Witt. They had a common wish to improve the understanding of the visual arts in Britain. The gallery closed in September 2018 for at least 2 years for a major redevelopment project but the DVD should provide plenty of information and material for our discussion afterwards.

Angela Deane