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.
Please Note: This course is being delivered Online using Microsoft Teams. Please download the Microsoft Teams application prior to enrolling to ensure that you are able to use it on your device.
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 – Summer 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?
This is an Online Course so please join via Teams on your electronic device
What do I need to bring?
Students will need an electronic device (PC, Mac, Tablet or Phone) and the Microsoft Teams Application to participate in Online lessons via Teams
Writing materials or tablet/laptop if you prefer
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