Seminar: 20th Century Russian Art - Revolution and Conformity

Ref: C3742790

Russian art in the early 20th century: icons to ideals . An unprecedented period of unrest unleashed a frenzy of artistic activity and experimentation. This introduction to art of the period will show examples of the different directions taken by Russian art c1900-1950. Inspired by and influencing avant-garde European styles, many Russian artists of the early 20th century, including such as Chagall, Bakst, Goncharova, Kandinsky, Larionova, Malevich, Tatlin and Poliakoff found their own visual languages.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the work of internationally important Russian avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, and the cultural context of their work.

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 work of key avant-garde Russian artists of the early 20th century, using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Compare one artist's work with another, using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Recognise the work of at least two Russian artists

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?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • A bibliography and resources list will be provided at the first session

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

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Seminar: 20th Century Russian Art - Revolution and Conformity

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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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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