British Modern Masters: Neo-Romantics and Landscape

Ref: C3742999

This course will investigate the developments in British art in the period following the horrors of the First World War, leading up to World War II and beyond. Many British artists abandoned the radical experiments of artists from the continent and explored instead the British landscape, in a variety of ways. Major artists to bediscussed include John Piper, Paul and John Nash, Graham Sutherland, Eric Ravilious and Stanley Spencer. The influence of the great British landscape painters of the past such as Turner, Constable, Blake and Palmer will be evaluated, along with a look at the contribution of printing.

Course aim

This short course will investigate the development of painting in Britain in the inter war years and after the second world war through a study of their works. Artists will include John Piper, Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious and Ivon Hitchens.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify major works by John Piper.
  • Identify and describe major works by Eric Ravilious.
  • Begin to discuss the effect of the great wars on artists in Britain in the 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?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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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British Modern Masters: Neo-Romantics and Landscape

Enrolment Conditions

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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
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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