An introduction to European art history
Art for Starters is an introductory overview of European art history, from the classical to the contemporary. Focusing on major epochs of European history, the course considers how art is shaped by different cultural and historical contexts. The scope of the course is limited to key examples of painting, sculpture and architecture in the Western World, to provide a starting point for a deeper exploration of the visual arts, not only in Europe but also in the wider world beyond.
6/07/2019 Mapping European art & pagan beginnings – the world of Ancient Greece and Rome
13/07/2019 Medieval Christendom
20/07/2019 The Renaissance – rediscovering Greek and Roman antiquity
10/08/2019 The expanding world - 1600 to 1800
17/08/2019 19th century – revolution, romance and nationalism
24/08/2019 20th century – modernity and beyond & ways of looking at art