Art history

October

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  • Understanding art: four major European artists

  • Giotto, Bosch, El Greco and Chagall.
  • 3 October – 12 December (except 17 October)
  • Van Eyck, Titian, Turner and Picasso.
    9 January – 20 March (except 13 February)
  • TUTOR: Alan Caine
  • Learn and discuss the impact of artists from four different countries, each recognised as significant in the tradition of European art.
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  • Art examined: angels and demons

  • Wednesdays, 4 October – 8 November (except 18 October), 1pm – 3pm
  • £43 / £28 for 5 sessions. TUTORS: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon
  • From the serene to the scary and scatological, angels and demons have been present in art from the earliest times to contemporary culture. Learn about their origins, significance and enduring appeal.
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  • Exploring art: Australian art and its context

  • Wednesdays, 4 October – 13 December (except 18 October), 10.30am – 12pm
  • £68 / £38 for 10 sessions. TUTORS: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon
  • Antipodean Art has ancient origins, a distinctive history and extensive influence. Explore and learn about the art of Australia in context: chronologically and thematically.
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November

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  • From Christus to Bosch: art, politics and culture in late 15th century Burgundy

  • Wednesdays, 15 November – 13 December, 1pm – 3pm
  • £43 / £28 for 5 sessions. TUTOR: Katherine Taylor
  • Trace the thriving civic culture and artwork created in Netherlandish towns and cities amidst the political turbulence during dynastic change in the Burgundian Lands.
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January

  • art examined - man with white hair in discussion
  • Understanding art: four major European artists

  • Van Eyck, Titian, Turner and Picasso.
    9 January – 20 March (except 13 February)
  • TUTOR: Alan Caine
  • Learn and discuss the impact of artists from four different countries, each recognised as significant in the tradition of European art.
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  • Exploring art: makers and materials

  • Wednesdays, 10 January – 21 March (except 14 February), 10.30am – 12pm
  • £68 / £38 for 10 sessions. TUTORS: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon
  • Examine 10 different materials, seen through time. Learn about the materials and techniques of ancient and modern art, ranging from medieval monochrome to the pivotal rise of photography and the enduring appeal of glass.
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  • Art, power and conflict in later 15th century Florence

  • Wednesdays, 10 January – 7 February, 1pm – 3pm
  • £43 / £28 for 5 sessions. TUTOR: Katherine Taylor
  • Participants will consider the effects of war and political upheaval in 15th century Florence on the careers of Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo and their Medici patrons.
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February

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  • From Madrigals to Motets: music and culture in Elizabethan England

  • Thursdays, 8 February – 22 March (except 15 or 22 February), 1pm – 3pm
  • £43 / £28 for 5 sessions. TUTOR: Katherine Taylor
  • Was ‘Merry England’ myth or reality? How subversive was composer William Byrd? We look for answers in the music, politics and culture of the time.
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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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