Great Spanish Artists

Ref: C2422830

The history of Spanish art is usually dominated by half-a-dozen names - Velasquez, Zubaran, Murillo, Goya, Picasso and Dali. Their great work will be studied alongside the work of the artists who are "hidden from history", which inevitably includes many women artists. Examples of art and "craft" from the medieval period to the present day will be included on the course and the influence of religion on art and architecture will be illustrated. Frequently paintings are linked with musical creations - operas, ballets - and there will be opportunities to enjoy the music during the sessions.

Course aim

Enjoy this journey through Spanish art from the medieval world to the present day, looking at fine art and craft art. Frequently artworks are linked to musical creations and there will opportunities to enjoy the music.

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:

  • Describe the work of the most famous Spanish artists
  • Give examples of the lesser known artists, including women
  • Give examples of the use of art for political purposes
  • Give examples of the influence of religion on Spanish art and architecture

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You can use a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer. You will need a personal email address to access the learning web site Canvas. You will be provided with illustrated handouts and other resources.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Great Spanish Artists


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

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:

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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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