About the Course
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 not limited to paintings and sculptures, where the artist’s choice of materials is significant. The final part of the course will consider the continuing relevance of Baroque materiality within contemporary art.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Understand some of the historical factors that shaped the art of the Baroque
Analyse artworks critically and with a view to placing them in their historical context
Communicate your ideas about artworks orally, including in group discussion
Class format and activities
Sessions will include an introduction to artists and artworks by the tutor as well as opportunities for group discussion of images and key ideas.
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.
This course is suitable for all abilities and no previous knowledge of art history is necessary. However, you will need a good understanding of verbal English.
What you need to know before you enrol
The lecture room B13 is accessible by stairs and lift. If you have restricted mobility please contact the Visual Arts Administrator on 02074501934 or Learning Support on 02074501835 before enrolling.
What you will need for your class
A notebook or something else to take notes.
What you can do next
You may like to continue to study Baroque Art at Morley as this course continues to run in the Summer term, exploring different themes.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.