Portsdown U3A

Art Appreciation Group
  • Last Updated: 13 Aug 2018


What if someone asked you to think about angels and to choose a painting or sculpture of an angel to talk about for five to ten minutes? This is what the Art Appreciation group did prior to our March meeting.

Where do you start?  Something might immediately spring to mind, you may have seen an angel in an art gallery or a public space or have an image in a book at home.  A good source of inspiration is to look on a search engine especially in the category of ‘images’ which brings up a veritable host of angels for you to choose from (together with a picture of Robbie Williams of course!).  The internet is also a good place to get information about your subject and the Central Library has a very good collection of art books.  Once you get started to limit yourself to ten minutes is a challenge!

The group discussed a wide variety of angels at our meeting. These ranged from a painting called Mystic Nativity by the old master Sandro Bottecelli, which features 20 angels, to the public sculpture of the Angel of the North by Antony Gormley which is a very impressive sight if you are travelling on the A1 near Gateshead.

We are a small group with limited spaces but if you would like to know more about the group, please contact me.

Group Leader: Carol Evans       Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk

Programme September to December 2018


September          Graham Sutherland

October               Peter Paul Rubens

November           Painting by different artists  with same title

December           Fantasy