The Colour Blue: From the Renaissance to Abstraction

Ref: C3675531

This session will explore the various ways in which artists have used the colour blue in Art from the Renaissance through to the 20th century, emphasising the significance it brought to some of the subject matter. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To explore the various ways in which artists have used the colour blue in Art from the Renaissance through to the 20th century, emphasising the significance it brought to some of the subject matter.

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:

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material discussed
  • Discuss & analyse a range of examples to illustrate the theme
  • Consider the range of ways in which artists have used the colour blue throughout a wide period from the Renaissance to 20th century
  • Realise the significance of the use of lapis lazuli blue during the Renaissance period
  • Understand the background context to the production of the works studied

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 notebook & pen may be of use for making notes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The Colour Blue: From the Renaissance to Abstraction

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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