Art Appreciation

Day: Thursday

Frequency: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

Start time: 10:00 am

Venue : Milton Baptist Church, Baytree Road

Group Leader:


The Art Appreciation Group would usually meets from 10 am to 12 am .. on the first Thursday and third Thursday of the month

at the Milton Baptist Church hall, Baytree Road, BS22 8HJ

session fee applies ... and occasionally there are visits to exhibitions or

other arts events which may differ from this general guide.

At the Milton Baptist Church hall, the usual £1.50 U3A session fee is

payable (includes tea or coffee). HOWEVER, IN THESE COVID TIMES:-

Art Appreciation Programme January to March 2021

These meetings will all be on Zoom starting at 10.30am. Any U3A member is welcome to join us and if you wish to do so please contact Val Marsh via quoting your 2020/21 U3A number.

March 18th: Titian -

Art and Life of Titian.

You may find the recordings take a little while to ‘load’ and the initial 30 seconds of me rather irritating but if you do have the interest and patience to watch them I would appreciate some feedback as to the value of using such a technique.

Titian (1) - first part of talk:

Titian (2) - second part of talk:

Thursday April 15th (10.30am)

Caspar David Friedrich

He has become the ‘Painter of

Stillness’ – the king of contemplative landscape.

Part 1:

Part 2: (my recording techniques are showing some improvement but the first 20 seconds of this recording are a bit unnecessary - my fault entirely!!)

Thursday May 20th (10.30am)

Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel

We shall explore the life, work and relationship of Rodin and Claudel mainly from Claudel’s

angle. We shall see her as student, assistant and mistress of Rodin, and discover what a

great talent she had and how her life ended in nightmare.

Thursday June 17th (10.30am)

Food and Drink (postponed from March 2021)

To whet our appetites, we shall look at artworks featuring food and drink, and the occasions

and locations of which they are an important part.

Thursday July 15th (10.30am)

The Art of the Dance

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, and then join the dance.”
Sosaid the philosopher Alan Wilson Watts and how appropriate this is for us all today.

Hopefully you will join ‘The Art of the Dance’ as we look at its many and varied

representations depicted in paintings, photography and sculpture.