Art History for Beginners
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This ten-week evening course has been designed for people who are intrinsically attracted to Fine Art, but may never have been formally educated or inducted into this fascinating and rich discipline of aesthetic tradition. For many, enjoyment of Fine Arts is often associated with a privileged and higher educational background. Our view, and the genesis for this course, is that this perception is increasingly less relevant and indeed, more importantly, wrong and unnecessarily elitist.
Our mantra is simple - “Art is for All” – to which the basis of this course transcends to, irrespective of educational attainment or background. Art is probably the oldest form of human expression. Accordingly, the motive behind this course is to provide those who may visit galleries and exhibitions, but who have little formal knowledge of Fine Art, with an opportunity to learn rapidly about its context and content. This course intends to enhance your enjoyment of experiencing original works as art forms, such as painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The key to our approach is to distil the salient points of each art movement, within its history, in such a way that it allows the course participants the opportunity to further develop their understanding of art from a foundation.
The course takes the world of Western European Art and divides it into its eras of development.
WEEK 1: OVERVIEW
WEEK 2: TECHNIQUES AND COMPOSITION
WEEK 3: MEDIEVAL TO EARLY RENAISSANCE
WEEK 4: HIGH RENAISSANCE
WEEK 5: 17th CENTURY BAROQUE
WEEK 6: 18th CENTURY BAROQUE
WEEK 8: THE 20th CENTURY
WEEK 7: THE 19th CENTURY