A History of Art in a 100 Portraits

Ref: C3840610

This course will look at the history of art through the genre of portraits, concentrating on painting, and ranging in time from early Renaissance to late 20th Century, including artists such as Durer, Velazquez, Courbet, van Gogh, and Picasso.

Course aim

To look at and discuss the history of art through portraiture, discussing in detail the artists and their subjects, as well as the historical context.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of the history of portraiture
  • Recognise significant advances in painting
  • Develop knowledge of the broader historical context in which the art was made.

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?

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

Download full course outline

A History of Art in a 100 Portraits Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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