Art in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Ref: C3533077

‘Modern Art’ arouses strong feelings - like it or loathe it! This course traces the development of painting and sculpture from Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir, via the artistic revolutions caused by Cezanne and Picasso, to the diversity of Jackson Pollock and the contemporary British artists.

Course aim

This course looks at the main lines of development in modern art, beginning with Impressionism and tracing the artistic revolutions of the twentieth century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed.

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

  • Explain the main developments in European art of the last two centuries
  • Discuss the contexts which led to modern artistic movements
  • Describe the achievements of leading artists such as Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Pollock.
  • Understand how art relates to contemporary social movements'

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No need to bring anything.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Art in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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