Art history and Literature

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October

 

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  • Art Examined: Peripherals: The Settings of Visual Art

  • Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
  • 3 October – 21 November (except 24 / 31 October)
  • £43 full / £28 concession for 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Dr Miriam Gill and Dr Conny Bailey
  • Learn more about important themes around the periphery of visual art. Discover more about frames and frauds, and explore an interest into the sale and display of art.
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  • Understanding art: Ten Centuries of Landscapes into art

  • Tuesdays, 2pm – 3.30pm
    2 October – 11 December (except 23 October)
  • £68 full / £38 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Alain Caine
  • Starting with the 11th century, we will explore paintings of people in landscapes as we move, each week, century by century, through to the 20th century.
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  • Reading and Thinking: African Writing

  • Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm
  • 2 October – 11 December (except 23 October)
  • £70 full / £40 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Richard Gill
  • Explore how 20th century writers imagined Africa’s past and engaged with contemporary social and political changes. Writers to be studied: Chinua Achebe, Doris Lessing and Wole Soyinka.
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  • Exploring Art: Germany Condensed: A Survey of German Art History from the Ottonian Empire to National Socialism

  • 3 October – 19 December (except 24 / 31 October)
  • £68 full / £38 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Dr Miriam Gill and Dr Conny Bailey
  • Learn about the key developments, artists and movements in one thousand years of German art. See how Germany has shaped the visual arts and their study.
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November

 

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  • Patrons, Politics and Art in Fourteenth Century Siena

  • Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
  • 21 November – 19 December
  • £43 full / £28 concession for 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Katherine Taylor
  • We explore the reasons for Siena’s prosperity in the fourteenth century and the flourishing of art and architecture that resulted, despite competition from Florence.
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January

 

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  • Reading and Thinking: Thomas Mann

  • Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm
  • 29 January – 9 April (except 19 February)
  • £70 full / £40 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Richard Gill
  • Investigate ‘The Magic Mountain’ which is widely considered to be Thomas Mann’s greatest work and one of the major novels of the 20th century. Set in a sanatorium in the years immediately preceding the First World War it has been described as an allegory of bourgeois Europe. In tandem with this, we will be reading Mann’s wonderful novella Death in Venice.
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  • Understanding art: The Human Face in Art

  • Tuesdays, 2pm – 3.30pm
    29 January – 9 April (except 19 February)
    £68 full / £38 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Alain Caine
  • Explore and understand the variety of messages carried through portraiture.
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  • Exploring Art: “We are making a New World”: Avant Garde Art in the Early Twentieth Century

  • Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12pm
  • 30 January – 10 April (except 20 February)
  • £68 full / £38 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Dr Miriam Gill
  • Learn about the avant garde movements which developed and flourished in the decades around the First World War such as Vorticism and Dada.
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  • Rogier van der Weyden and followers

  • Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
  • 30 January – 6 March (except 20 February)
  • £43 full / £28 concession for 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Katherine Taylor
  • We explore the context and innovative art of Rogier van der Weyden in depth and consider his influence upon later artists like Memling and Gerard.
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March

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  • Art Examined Landscape in Art: History and Form

  • Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
    13 March – 10 April
    £43 full / £28 concession for 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Dr Miriam Gill
  • For centuries landscape has been a central theme in art. This is a chance to explore and discuss themes and forms, such as the pastoral, wild places, and sea scenes.
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April

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  • Art and Music for Holy Week

  • Wednesday 17 April, 10.30am – 3pm
  • £41 full / £23 concession for 1 session
  • Tutor: Katherine Taylor
  • The morning session will consider the story of Holy Week as depicted by Caravaggio and his followers. The afternoon session will introduce Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories.
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