Introduction to Art Appreciation-How to Read Landscape Paintings

Ref: C3747479

The course will discuss the formal elements, the subject matter and function of one of the major themes in Western art through the analysis of selected artworks: among them will be 17th century Dutch landscapes; works by Constable and Turner; Impressionist masterpieces and contemporary approaches to the genre.

Course aim

to provide an introduction to Western European landscape painting with a view to learning to look and understand both style and content

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • comment on the style elements of two paintings examined during the course
  • list three types of landscape painting
  • list two differences between the works of Constable and Turner
  • give two reasons for the popularity of landscape painting in 17th century Holland

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

n.a.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introduction to Art Appreciation-How to Read Landscape Paintings

Conditions

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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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