Innovative Landscape Painting in Europe and North America 1815-1964

Ref: C3126155

This day-school could suit those beginning to take an interest in the subject of landscape painting as much as suiting those who have a continuing interest in the subject and with a view to expanding their vocabulary. The school will start with viewing aspects of innovative landscape painting in Europe and North America in the period 1815-1870, with examples from Turner, Friedrich, Constable, Corot, Cole, Church, Bierstadt and Homer. This session will be followed by a look at Open Air and Constructed painting practices in France 1860-1906, with examples from Monet, Pissarro, Morisot, Seurat, Van Gogh and Cézanne. The third session will view Expressionist and Constructivist practices in landscape painting before the world wars with a range of mainly British and French examples. The concluding session will look at aspects of landscape paintings by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Peter Lanyon and Joan Eardley in Britain in the period 1940-1964.

Course aim

To provide a vocabulary to describe innovative landscape paintings. To enhance recognition of the functions and styles involved in the production of work in European ad North American landscape painting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use a vocabulary to describe visual works of art.
  • Enhance your recognition of the functions behind landscape paintings produced in Europe and North America in the period 1815-1964.
  • Begin to recognise intrinsic and extrinsic contexts for visual art works.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be useful to bring your own notebook.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Innovative Landscape Painting in Europe and North America 1815-1964


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