Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (23 February 2019): Der Blaue Reiter

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery

Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm

with Dr ML Banting

The Music of Colour: Kandinsky and Der Blaue Reiter

In the wake of Van Gogh and Gauguin’s post-impressionism, artists across Europe were exploring the power of colour in the first years of the 20th century. This month at The Beecroft we’ll look at the paintings made by Der Blaue Reiter -The Blue Rider – group of artists in Munich that included Wasily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and Gabriele Munter.

  Kandinsky - Improv detail

 Kandinsky: Improvisation III [1909; Pompidou; c/o Bridgeman Art Library]

Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.

Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)

For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

The Words & Pictures Book Club (11th February 2019): “Summer in February”

The Words & Pictures Book Club

Summer in February by Jonathan Smith

Monday 11th February 2019, 2-4pm

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

Join us for the Words & Pictures book club where we will be reading and discussing novels in which visual art and artists are relevant to the narrative. This month we’ll look at Jonathan Smith’s “Summer in February” telling the tale of the Newlyn artists’ colony in the years just before WW1.

Jonathan Smith’s “Summer in February” is published by Little,Brown
Alfred Munnings: In Cornwall (Portrait of the Artist’s Wife) [1911; Birmingham c/o]

Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of the Gleneagles Tea Rooms – where there is tea and cake a-plenty!

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

All welcome but please email me to reserve your place:

Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP