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WEA Enfield & Southgate start a new course next month  with the title John Singer Sargent 1856-1925:  Lovely Ladies, Lyrical Landscapes and War.

  • Course aims: To give a broad picture of the work of John Singer Sargent and people in his circle.  To develop a more discriminating appreciation of the differing roles of painters like Sargent, from the private portraits to the public propaganda pictures, from the light-hearted family scenes to the portrayal of literary figures.
  • Course description:   John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation.  Learn about his many acquaintances such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson.  Gain a critical appreciation of his stunning works of art.
  • Course content: what topics will the course cover?  The life and works of Sargent and his many friends, acquaintances and rivals in the art world.  The course will follow his life through Italy, Florence, Paris, London, USA and Spain, showing much of his huge output of dazzling paintings. It will include examples of all his subjects from the wealthy socialites to the wounded soldiers in the trenches.

The course will be held at the Beaumont Home in Southgate from 10am to 1215 once a week starting on 2nd June.  The course fees are £53.35.  Fuller information is available on the WEA website.

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