Art Appreciation: Two Great European Masters - Hogarth and Goya
The course explores the works of Hogarth and Goya in the context of the times in which they were created. We shall discuss the content, style and technique of acknowledged masterpieces such as Marriage a La Mode and The Naked Maja and lesser known works. We shall consider both the sources of their art and the influence they had on later artists.
To introduce the students to the works created by two outstanding 18th century artists: William Hogarth is seen as the first British born artist of European standing; Francisco de Goya was the leading Spanish painter of the late 18th century. Their art reveals how they were both deeply engaged with the world they lived in.
Who is the course for?
no previous knowledge is required to attend the course
What topics will this course cover
Hogarth's 'Modern moralities': The Rake's Progress and other images of contemporary life Hogarth's portraits and prints Goya the court artist: portraits, frescoes and history painting Goya the printmaker of Los Caprichos and late works The masters' influence on later artists
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:
describe some of the works examined during the course in a critical manner list two main features of Hogarth's and Goya's art evaluate the influence of either Hogarth or Goya on later artists
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be informed verbally, following in class-activities such as group work and questions/answers sessions
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
no materials are required to join the course
Reading and information sources
a short reading list will be provided at the start of the course
What could the course lead to?
participants might decide to attend further WEA courses on Spanish and/or British art and undertake further independent reading/research
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Please call 0800 3281060 to enquire about enrolling on this course.