Treasures of World Art History 1

Ref: C2422536

Over three weeks, we will explore a selection of key works in art history, looking beyond the familiar to develop a deeper understanding what makes these works not only masterpieces in their own right, but milestones in art history, Taking a closer look at each of the works, we will learn more about their history and composition, and the techniques and styles used by the artist. We will look into what is innovative or special about them. We will also develop our understanding of how art developed across the world and how different peoples and periods had different ideas about art, its role and meaning.

Course aim

A friendly and accessible exploration of key works in the history of art, both from the Western canon and beyond. This course will introduce students to key developments in the history of art. Open to new and returning students.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • demonstrate an appreciation of the history of art across the world
  • demonstrate knowledge of key works, artists, movements, schools and genres
  • demonstrate an understading of different concepts of art and its meaning for different peoples and periods
  • critically look at and discuss works of art in a small group

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

There is no need to bring anyting. You may find it useful to make notes for yourself

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Treasures of World Art History 1


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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