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Greater London - Next course on 16th January 2019
Discover the art and architecture of the Byzantine empire from its beginnings as the ‘Christianized’ Roman empire, through the massive social changes brought by the rise of Islam and the occupation of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade, to the final century before the empire was lost to the Ottoman Turks. Look at the development of church architecture, its decoration with mosaic and painting, and at ivories, enamels, metalwork, icons and illuminated manuscripts. All will be...
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Greater London - Next course on 21st February 2019
Rubens, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez and other leading seventeenth-century artists have long been associated with the Baroque, a term that refers to a kind of art characterised by complexity, drama, immediacy, sensuousness and strong emotions. Exploiting the visual, tactile and symbolic traits of gold, marble, coral, mirror glass and other valued materials was a key aspect of the making and display of much Baroque art. This course will focus on a series of examples, including but...
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Greater London - Next course on 6th June 2019
Rubens, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez and other leading seventeenth-century artists have long been associated with the Baroque, a term that refers to a kind of art characterised by complexity, drama, immediacy, sensuousness and strong emotions. Baroque artists worked alongside architects, urban planners and designers of palace interiors to create multimedia artworks that engaged all the senses. This course will examine some important examples of Baroque art, viewing them through the lens of the spaces and buildings...
£165
Greater London - Next course on 25th January 2019
During the 19th century the western art world was increasingly cosmopolitan. In this context the Habsburg Empire enjoyed a natural geographical advantage, extending as it did across the heart of Europe. Over the course of two terms we will trace the development of central European art during the 19th and early 20th centuries, concentrating on the work of the region's leading painters. Term two centres on the early 20th century, between 1900 and the start...
£95
Greater London - Next course on 26th February 2019
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
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Greater London - Next course on 27th February 2019
This course will analyse in detail a selection of works of Byzantine art and architecture while also relating them to the social and artistic history of the Byzantine empire. The works will range widely across Byzantine material culture, using examples of architecture, monumental art, metalwork, ivories, icons and illuminated manuscripts. The material studied will be different from that used in previous courses with this title, and each of the five two-hour sessions will be self-contained....
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Greater London - Next course on 15th January 2019
This is great way to discover more about individual artists, their lives and practice and where to see their work in London. Expert tutors will introduce you, in a relaxed and enjoyable way, to the themes, background and meaning of their key works. No background knowledge or experience in art or art history is necessary, but from the discovery sessions will gain a greater insight into the work of the artists shown, the times in...
£180
Greater London - Next course on 2nd May 2019
Studying in front of the actual works of art at Tate Britain, discover the history of British art from the Tudor period to the present day. From the hidden meanings in Elizabethan portraits, to the discovery of the English landscape, and on towards the effect of the Industrial Revolution on art, we will learn about the evolution of British art and its place in world culture. Fun and accessible, the course is suitable for anyone...
£215
Greater London - Next course on 9th January 2019
Explore various contemporary art galleries and exhibition spaces, commercial galleries and museums. Each week you will visit a different exhibition exploring a variety of themes, ideas, artists and fine art practices – such as painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography and film. The focus of the course is to discuss the works on display in an informed way. Most sessions include short talks on the artist/ works and themes as well as facilitated group discussion. Although...
£215
Greater London - Next course on 11th January 2019
Do you want to explore art and how artists and art movements link together, both past and present, and gain a deeper understanding of modern art? This is a class which will broaden your knowledge of art practices, collections, art criticism, techniques, ideas, materials and influences in both modern and historical art. A popular, friendly and welcoming class which provides an insider's view of the art world and background information on individual exhibitions and artists....