Art History Group

This group is not currently active.

Would you consider being the group leader for this group, or for a new group along similar lines?

Please contact the Interest Groups Co-ordinator steve@u3a-llandrindod.org.uk

The Art History Group formerly met on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at The Thomas Shop, Penybont. The meetings are informal but purposeful, informative and very enjoyable.

Latest news from the group

Modigliani and Giacometti

Published 22nd June 2022

A talk given by Nigel Humphreys of Aberystwyth u3a Art Appreciation Group is now available to watch on YouTube.

The link is https://youtu.be/5e86i-_e82E

How the Old Masters painted Bridges

Published 11th May 2022

Aberystwyth u3a are happy to extend a welcome to members of other u3as for this live talk on Monday 16th May at 10:30am.

The topic will be how the Old Masters (and some not so old) painted Bridges. We’ll track the various art movements through the centuries beginning with the 17th (the High Renaissance and earlier weren’t much interested in bridges in seems) and thereby note the many ways it was possible to express a bridge in oils. This will make a welcome change from concentrating on a particular painter or art movement.

The talk is offered via Zoom. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86881998300

The life and paintings of Caravaggio

Published 17th March 2022

Aberystwyth u3a are happy to extend a welcome to members of other u3as for this live talk on Monday 21st March at 10:30am.

The talk is offered via Zoom. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85202407832

Be prepared for Biblical scenes on an epic scale with all their attendant devotion, cruelty and passion; to squint into darkening shadows in search of subjects high lit in bright shafts of light, for Caravaggio made the technique of chiaroscuro his very own trademark style.

According to those who knew him and wrote about him, in his short life he was reckless, quick-tempered and promiscuous, often on the run from the law. And now? He is surely a giant presence in the annals of Western Art