Gusav Klimt and Vienna's Golden Age - Part 2

Ref: C3673566

By the 1880s, Vienna as the centre of the Hapsburg Empire, was at a cultural crossroads; the modern world increasingly demanding inclusion. The new cultural developments revolved around The Secession, a group of artists determined to introduce more exciting, international and controversial elements into their art work. Leading this group was Gustav Klimt, whose style developed from the academic, in portraiture and allegorical subjects to increasingly reflect the modern, especially in his wide ranging depiction of women, which reflected his personal life and the sometimes scandalous nature of Viennese high society. This course will continue from the previous term.

Course aim

this course will continue from the previous term in celebrating the central place of Gustav Klimt in the culture of the Golden Age of Vienna

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:

  • have a better appreciation of Gustav Klimt's contribution to world art and culture
  • relate his art to the cultural milieu of Vienna before the Great War
  • also be aware of a number of other artists working in a comparable way at the same time in German speaking countries

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
  • illustrated lectures and discussion throughout, also including students' research

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
  • any reading relating to Vienna, Klimt and The Secession would be an advantage

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
  • any reading relating to Vienna, Klimt and The Secession would be an advantage

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Gusav Klimt and Vienna's Golden Age - Part 2

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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