Day School: Titian

Ref: C3741121

We will study the career of Titian, setting his paintings in the Venetian context of a love of light and colour inspired by the Venetian location and mosaic tradition. Titian painted a variety of subjects ranging from devotional images, genre paintings, classical subjects and mythologies and portraits. In all these categories he was prolific and innovatory. and we will spend some time analysing his paintings to identify his innovations and to explore the meaning of individual works. Titian was one of the first artists to attract international clientele and was hugely influential. We will trace his long artistic career and study how his style changed over time. There are a number of important works by Titian in the National Gallery and we will study these in depth, as well as looking at other paintings in galleries abroad

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

To provide an overview of Titian's paintings, his methods and the range of patrons he attracted. His work and career will be seen in the context of the Venetian tradition.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Describe the subject range of Titian's paintings
  • Explain the significance of the Venetian context of his work
  • Analyse the paintings of Titian using appropriate art historical language to discover their meaning and significance
  • Identify the range of Titian's patrons

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
  • Discussion and questions will be actively encouraged

What kind of feedback can I expect?

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You may like to bring along a notebook or file to record what you have learnt.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Day School: Titian


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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
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