20th Century Christian Art
There is a surprising amount of Christian art in the 20th century, in painting, sculpture and stained glass. The course will be illustrated and will look at some of the key artists and endeavour to explore how 20th century Christian art differs from that of pervious ages.
To introduce students to the surprising amount of Christian art in the 20th century in painting, sculpture and stained glass. The course will be illustrated and will endeavour to explore how 20th century Christian art differs from that of previous ages.
Who is the course for?
No prior knowledge required.
What topics will this course cover
The course will cover Christian art key artists such as: Epstein, Eric Gill, Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Salvador Dali, Lawrence Whistler, Gabriel Lowe, Christopher Whall, Chagall, John Piper, Evie Hone, Ervin Bossanyi, Moira Forsyth, Elizabeth Frink, Reyntiens, Roualt, Loire, Hans Feibusch, Duncan Grant, Peter Ball, Ninian Comper and others
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Assess the vitality of Christian art in the modern period. 2. Recognise and name some key works. 3. Consider in what ways 20th century Christian art differs from that from previous ages.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Through discussion and questions and answers the tutor will ensure all students are making progress.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
You may wish to bring a pen and notebook
Reading and information sources
Throughout the course , your tutor will suggest books to read and places to visit.
What could the course lead to?
Other WEA courses Visits to exhibitions, galleries and churches.