Two Artists, Two Paintings

Ref: C2338159

Each week students will study in-depth two works of art. The works will be by different artists who may have been contemporaries, possibly rivals, or simply members of a movement. Alternatively they may be separated by hundreds of years. The works themselves may be famous or obscure. They may share common themes or subject matter, compositional approaches, or some external link. Students will have no prior knowledge of the works and will therefore explore the possible connections between the two works and their creators from scratch. They will have access to primary sources, other works by the artists, and critical analysis to help them discuss and formulate ideas. This study in microcosm will enable them to find out about the art world these artists worked in and how their work fits into the broader trend of art history.

Course aim

To look in-depth at two works of art; in the process we will explore and debate connections between the artists who created them, and place them in wider contexts of art and art history.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for anyone with a general interest in art and art history. Confidence in using the Internet is useful but not essential.

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

  • Demonstrate confidence in using methods of studying and analysing individual works of art.
  • Show understanding of how artists trained and functioned in different periods. eg the difference between the workshop of a Medieval artist compared to a studio-based artist of the late nineteenth century
  • Identify how artists have dealt with similar themes in different periods

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Two Artists, Two Paintings Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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