Atkinson Grimshaw and James Tissot - Victorian Art, Life and Love

Ref: C3671192

Baudelaire's challenge to contemporary writers and artists to "make us see how great and poetical we are in our cravats and patent leather boots" was taken up by these two artists, who depicted both English and French middle class society and its pre occupations in a fascinating and entertaining way. Unusually, both artists included their private life in their public pictures, giving us an insight into the lives of Victorian artists.

Course aim

To compare and contrast the two painters' interpretations of Victorian life and their stylistic traits. To see what the differences are between British and French art and society in the nineteenth century

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed - This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

What topics will this course cover

- 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 - illustrated lectures with discussion throughout

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:

How will I know I'm making progress?

- You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- Nothing else is needed

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course

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Atkinson Grimshaw and James Tissot - Victorian Art, Life and Love Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

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  • 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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