Landscape Painting in Europe and North America 1815-2016

Ref: C3126059

This eight-session course provides a selective view of Innovative Landscape Painting in Europe and North America: from the legacy of the early nineteenth century to the continued exuberance in the present century. The course includes attention to the new approaches to Landscape painting in the works Constable and Turner, an overview of work by such painters as Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt and Winslow Homer in North America and the contrasted work by the Monet, Pissarro and Seurat in France. The second part of the course pays attention to work from the twentieth century and more recent paintings. It begins with synoptic views of Expressionist practice, Cubism and Constructivism. Attention to work in Britain by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Peter Lanyon and Joan Eardley follows. The course concludes with views of British Landscape painting in the last 50 years.

Course aim

To provide a vocabulary to describe innovative landscape paintings. To enhance recognition of the functions and styles involved in the production of work in European ad North American landscape painting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand a vocabulary to describe Innovative Landscape paintings.
  • Enhance recognition of the functions behind the production of Innovative Landscape paintings.
  • Enhance recognition of aspects of period style in Landscape painting.

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 will be invited to use a web site specifically linked to the sessions you attend.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Your tutor will ensure you are making progress towards your learning goals through a range of methods appropriate to you and the course.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Some students would benefit from a notebook.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • A specific itemised calendar will be provided on day one which could lead you to research some of the works by the artists involved.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Landscape Painting in Europe and North America 1815-2016


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