Introduction to Modern Art - Impressionism to Surrealism Part 2

Ref: C3841254

In part 2 of the Introduction to Modern Art, we begin with Surrealism and its legacy, and moving on to look at art made in Russia, Britain and the USA. Specifically, how these countries dealt with the new developments in Modern Art. We finish with a look back at the whole journey from Impressionism to Surrealism and beyond.

Course aim

To continue the story of Modern Art which we began in part 1 of the course, covering all major aspects of it until 1939.

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:

  • Discuss the developments in Modern Art between the First and second World Wars.
  • Identify and compare aspects of the art made in Britain, Russia and the USA between 1900 and the advent of the Second World War.
  • Analyse and evaluate Surrealist and Abstract art made in the early 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?

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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

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Introduction to Modern Art - Impressionism to Surrealism Part 2

Conditions

You can 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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