Italian Art of the Twentieth Century

Ref: C2337919

The twentieth century saw some of the most exciting, challenging and powerful works in the history of art - and Italy was no exception. Explore the paintings of a range of artists including the pastoral landscapes of Giovanni Segantini, the mysteries of Giorgio de Chirico and portraits of Modigliani. No previous experience necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

Course aim

To explore the work of a range of Italian artists active during the twentieth century

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • No experience necessary except a lively, open-minded interest in art

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

  • Recognize some of the major works of the artists under discussion
  • Identify some of the key characteristics including techniques and methods used by these artists
  • Evaluate some of the major historical, social, political and cultural influences on Italian art of this period

How will I be taught?

  • Tutor-led presentation followed by group tasks when students analyse and interpret colour copies of paintings

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • continuous monitoring of progress will occur during group tasks and feedback of findings

What else do I need to know?

  • A folder would be useful to keep handouts given at each session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Booklists and relevant website details will be given at each session

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian Art of the Twentieth Century Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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