Art history and Literature

February

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  • Art examined: Class and Status

  • Wednesdays, 21 February – 21 March, 1pm – 3pm
  • £43 / £28 for 5 sessions. TUTORS: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon
  • From the Renaissance to the revolutionary politics of the twentieth century, this course offers the chance to unpick the imagery of class and status in art.
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New Term

May

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  • Exploring Art: Collectors and Collections

  • Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12pm. 
    2 May – 11 July (except 30 May)
  • £68 / £38 for 10 sessions
  • Tutors: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon
  • Since the Renaissance, collectors and collections have shaped the way in which art is experienced and spread and promoted the reputation of artists. Come and explore this fascinating subject.
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  • Reading and Thinking: John Clare

  • Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm . 1 May – 10 July (except 29 May)
  • £70 / £40 for 10 sessions. Tutor: Richard Gill
  • John Clare is a unique figure in English poetry whose work underwent major re-evaluation in the late 20th century. He is an observer of the countryside who lived the life of a peasant. John Clare is now seen as one of the important 19th-century poets, and in this course we will read and ponder his poetry.
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  • Art Examined: Five exhibitions that changed art history

  • Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm. 2 May – 6 June (except 30 May)
  • £43 / 28 for 5 sessions.
  • Tutors: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon
  • From the mid nineteenth-century, exhibitions have made and broken art movements, and even the reputation of artists. Learn about five of the most controversial, including the Salon de Refusee and the exhibition of 'degenerate art'.
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June

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  • Metsys and Bruegel, Cranach, and Titian: Roles of Art in the time of Charles V

  • Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm. 13 June – 11 July
  • £43 / 28 for 5 sessions. Tutor: Katherine Taylor
  • We ask how Charles’s empire came together and if his indifference to the visual arts, apart from cultivating his own image, actually contributed to their flourishing.
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