A History of Western Art
A History of Western Art will provide you with insight to a chronological overview of Western art through key works and events from the Medieval period through to the late 20th century. You will explore artists’ processes and techniques as well as the historical context in which they worked. This course is divided into two parts and you can enrol for one or both.
What topics are covered?
Part One – Autumn term: Gothic; Italian Renaissance; Northern Renaissance; High Renaissance; Mannerism; Baroque – Italian and Northern; Rococo; British C18 Landscape and portraiture; Approximate finish date 1800.
Part Two – Spring term: Romanticism; Realism (inc Pre-Raphaelites); Impressionism; Post-Impressionism; Cubism; Futurism; Fauvism; Expressionism; Constructivism; De Stijl; Dada; Surrealism; Abstract Expressionism; Pop Art; Op Art; Minimalism. The concluding session will allude to the fragmentation post-1975 and the increase of conceptualisation.
Who is the course aimed at?
Suitable for anyone interested in art. No prior knowledge necessary.
Who will be my tutor?
Andrew Foyle studied Art and Architectural History at the University of Bristol and took a Masters degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, focussing on the architecture of the 16th to the 19th centuries. He works as an architectural historian and wrote the Pevsner ‘Buildings of England’ volume for Somerset North and Bristol (2011)
How will I learn?
Lectures using projected illustrations, questioning and group discussions with informal group activities.
What can I do after this course?
A History of British Architecture
Which department is this course in?Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
Writing materials or tablet/laptop if you prefer
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email email@example.com.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
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