The Barn Lectures

Classes based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire covering
Art History, and Appreciation of Art and Architecture

Tel: 01242 862 818
Email: arthistory@glosarthistory.com

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The tutor, Frances, is in hospital with a heart problem and the classes will have to be cancelled for the moment. We are hoping with medication they can be resumed soon. We will keep you informed on this web page.

The Rendcomb Group. Cancelled due to illness

The Bisley Group . Cancelled due to illness

The Shurdington Lectures.Cancelled due to illness

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Below To be updated when posible

I would like to treat the courses in the manner of a magazine, with a series of lectures dealing with this term’s subject, combined with individual shorter talks connected with contemporary art or current exhibitions. Prior knowledge is not necessary for any of the courses.

The Rendcomb Group ------ (Places available). Mondays: 2:00pm till 4:30pm

(Course Plan) updated. For 2020

Rendcomb. JANUARY TERM 2020.

January 13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, (1/2 term 17, 24),

March 2, 9, 16, 23.

9 weeks @ £10 = £90, payable on the first day of term. By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No.

(Easter break March 30, April 6, 13).

April 20, 27,

May 4, 11, (no classes 18 and 25)

June 1, 8.

6 weeks @ £10 = £60, payable on the first day of term. By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No.

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The Bisley Group - Tuesdays:10:00am till 12.30 pm (Class full) & Tuesdays 2.00 pm till 4.30 pm (Class full)

(Course Plan) updated. 2020

Bisley JANUARY TERM 2020.

January 7,14, 21, (28 Break)

February 4, 11, (1/2 term 18, 25),

March 3, 10, 17, 24.

9 weeks @ £10 = £90, payable on the first day of term.By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No.

(Easter break March 31, April 7, 14).

April 21, 28,

May 5, 12, (no classes 19 and 26)

June 2, 9.

6 weeks @ £10 = £60, payable on the first day of term. payable on the first day of term.By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No.

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The Shurdington Group . Wednesdays: 10am till 12:30pm & Wednesdays: 2pm to 4:30pm  

(Course Plan) updated. 2020

SHURDINGTON. SEPTEMBER TERM 2019.


December 4, 11
10 weeks @ £10 = £100, payable on the first day of term. By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No. 

Shurdington. JANUARY TERM 2020.

January 15, 22, 29

February 5, 12, (1/2 term 19, 26),

March 4, 11, 18, 25.

9 weeks @ £10 = £90, payable on the first day of term. By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No. 

(Easter break April 1, April 8, 15).

April 22, 29,

May 6, 13, (no classes 20 and 27)

June 3, 10.

6 weeks @ £10 = £60, payable on the first day of term. By Cheque or on Bank Internet. Ask for Sort Code and account No.           

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History of Art Lectures.          (Info sheets at bottom)

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Shurdington, Wednesday Morning.10-12.30

Plan of Lectures. Wednesday Mornings January 2020.

Early Modernism.
I would like to treat the course in the manner of a magazine, with a series of lectures dealing with this term’s subject, combined with individual shorter talks connected with contemporary art or current exhibitions.

We have already examined the various concerns of Early Modernism as it moved from realism to abstraction, and from ornamentation in design towards a more minimal approach. This term we will continue to see the development of these ideas. This is a very productive and innovatory period for art and design, and we will be studying, amongst others Klimt and Schiele in Vienna, Realist painting in South America, Modernist photography in America, and other areas of art in this rich and varied period such as Surrealism. In architecture we will analyse the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. There is no need to have attended last term as everything will be explained.

Tutor: Dr. Frances Wilson-Copp

Shurdington, Wednesday Afternoons. 2.00 - 4.30

Plan of Lectures. Wednesday Afternoons. January 2020.
I would like to treat the course in the manner of a magazine, with a series of lectures dealing with this term’s subject, combined with individual shorter talks connected with contemporary art or current exhibitions.

This term we will continue to look at art around the middle of the Twentieth Century, from Britain and America as well as Europe, including such artists as Barbara Hepworth and Stanley Spencer, moving on to Jackson Pollock and other Abstract Expressionists.

A number of people in the group have expressed an interest in also studying art of earlier periods, so unusually we will use a system of looking at one period in the first half of the session, and another in the second half. We will be studying the art and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome, and the Classicism which has informed all Western Art since.

Tutor: Dr. Frances Wilson-Copp

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Bisley Tuesday Morning.10.00-12.30

Plan of Lectures.  Tuesday Mornings. January 2020.
The mid – late Nineteenth Century in Britain, and Art-Nouveau in Europe and America.

I would like to treat the course in the manner of a magazine, with a series of lectures dealing with this term’s subject, combined with individual shorter talks connected with contemporary art or current exhibitions.

We will begin the study of British art of the mid-nineteenth century with the Pre-Raphaelites and Ruskin, following a line of development to the Arts and Crafts movement, and to late Victorian painting and sculpture. Major names from this period include Holman-Hunt, Millais, and Rossetti. William Morris’s influence on design and craftsmanship is also important as a basis for the understanding of both Art-Nouveau and Early Modernism. Following this we will explore the styles and concepts of Art-Nouveau, including art and architecture with exponents of the style such as Mucha, Beardsley, Tiffany, and Horta.

Tutor: Dr. Frances Wilson-Copp

Bisley, Tuesday Afternoons. 2.00-4.30

Plan of Lectures.  Tuesday Afternoons. January 2020.
Modernism in the Middle of the 20th Century.

I would like to treat the course in the manner of a magazine, with a series of lectures dealing with this term’s subject, combined with individual shorter talks connected with contemporary art or current exhibitions.

We will be looking at some major movements and their most important innovators in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture, during the middle of the 20th century, focussing on style and philosophy of abstraction. Movements of Modern Art covered will include Surrealism, St. Ives, and Abstract Expressionism. Individual artists on whom we will concentrate will include Miro, Henry Moore, Hepworth, Spencer, and Sutherland, and in America we will examine the works of Pollock, de Kooning, and many more.

Tutor: Dr. Frances Wilson-Copp.

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Rendcomb,   Monday Afternoon 2.00 - 4.30

Rencomb Classes.JanuaryTerm 2020.

This term we will be covering later Renaissance art in Europe. Late Renaissance artists in Northern Europe, particularly Germany will be compared with those in Italy, and as this is a period when printmaking becomes very important we will study the methods of printing available to artists at the time. Artists will include Dürer in Germany, Holbein in England, Bosch in Flanders, and Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian in Italy. We will then move on to Mannerism, a period which includes artists such as El Greco and Breugel.

Tutor: Dr. Frances Wilson-Copp.

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Info Sheets

Koons and Post Modernism

Jamie's Exhibitions list 2019 

Geoff Dyer 1

Geoff Dyer 2

Michelangelo 1

Michelangelo 2

Aesthetic Appreciation

Gothic Church elevation and plan.

Great Paintings pdf

Gothic windows

Picture Analysis

Rijksmuseum - Pictures of Interest

Celtic Art

Byzantine Art Flowchart

Post Impressionism

Romanesque Art

Cubism

Danto p25,26,27

Duccio

Giotto.