Introduction to Modern Art – impressionism to surrealism Part 1

Ref: C3841253

This course (in two parts) will take the form of visual presentations and discussion to identify the major developments in Modern Art, from around 1870 with Impressionism, through all the major developments in art up to the Second World War. We will also compare cultural activity in places such as Paris and Moscow.

Course aim

To look at and discuss the beginnings of Modern Art, selecting and analysing work from Impressionism through all the major ‘movements’ in art up to the start of World War II. Part One will cover roughly from early 19th century to the end of WW1.

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:

  • Be able to analyse, criticise and discuss the history of Modernism and the art of the period.
  • Describe and explain the nature of significant advances in art, and art ‘movements’.
  • Develop knowledge of the broader historical context in which the art was made, and grasp the ideas behind modernism.

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

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

Introduction to Modern Art – impressionism to surrealism Part 1 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
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  • 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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