Looking at modern landscapes

Ref: C2228306

This exciting course will look at ways modern artists changed attitudes to the challenge between man and nature. From the Impressionism of Pissarro in the late 19th century, through Avant-Garde views of the mid 20th century to Agnes Denes in the 21st century this will be of interest to all interested in art and the landscape.

Additional information about this course

Half term date on the 27/10/2021

Course aim

To examine how in the modern era the principles of painting nature changed from historical or natural images, to reproducing nature from how the particular artist felt from within his or her mind.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • To define, analyse and recognise significant similarities and differences in chosen works of art.
  • Apply systematic methods of investigation in order to construct arguments from within the course content.
  • Identify social and formal issues in relation to pictorial or written sources.
  • Define general differences and similarities between the traditional and modern techniques and attitudes to the landscape

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

There will be no need to bring any equipment - just bring an interest in art and nature. There will be enough material within the class via slides and texts in order to further research on line, in galleries and libraries

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Looking at modern landscapes


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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