The Art of Germany

Ref: C3741395

This course provides an introduction to the rich variety of art produced in Germany from the 15th to the 20th century: Duerer’s prints and Riemenschneider devotional altarpieces, Baroque sculpture and 19th paintings by Runge and Friedrich; Expressionist works and satirical images by Grosz and Dix. Examples will be studied in terms of content, style and technique, whilst making reference to the cultural context .

Course aim

To provide an introduction to painting and sculpture produced in Germany from the 15th century to today and relate them to their cultural context

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • explain the content and style of two works by either Duerer or Friedrich
  • examine some sculpture using correct terminology
  • list two factors which affected the appearance of German art in the 20th century

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • a short reading list will be provided at the start of the course

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The Art of Germany


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