Continuing from the previous course but free standing, looking at the Victorian visual arts' complex and sometimes contradictory representations of attitudes to the town and country
Additional information about this course
Every picture tells a Story, and this course contrasts town and country life.
To familiarise students with the range of visual responses to the debate around town and country life in the Victorian period
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
paintings, periodical illustrations, photographs, cartoons, engravings reflecting the ongoing debate within Victorian society of values in town and country life
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. be familiar with a range of visual responses to the subject 2. appreciate the quality of selected artists 3. understand the complex and contradictory attitudes of the period
How will I know I'm making progress?
individual discussion of verbal feedback
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Reading and information sources
Victorian novels and history would be useful background
What could the course lead to?
further study in the same subject area