Russian Art

Ref: C3741570

We will look at painting and architecture in Russia, including Icons and Modernism as well as 19th century realism, and the architectural designs of Russian churches. We will study the architecture of St. Petersburgh and the influences from western Europe in the 18th century. Important in this is the considerationn of historical and social changes throughout the period and how art and architecture were affected by these events.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the Art and Architecture of Russia from 1000 to the 20th century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • identify the influences that shaped Russian Art and Architecture
  • recognise architectural styles
  • describe the meanings and significance of Icons
  • describe the historical and social changes that shaped Russian Art

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Russian Art Course Outline

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Conditions

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  • 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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