The Rise of English Landscape Painting

Ref: C3127059

This Day School will look at the rise of the English Landscape, starting with landscapes as an adjunct to portraiture, then the challenges to independent land-scape from the Royal Academy. It will look at the energence of the taste for the Picturesque and later for Romanticism, and the drama of landscape. The water-colourists, e.g. Girtin and Cotman and topographical landscape will be looked at, along with the Romanticlandscapist, Samuel Palmer, and the Shoreham School.The climax will be the work of John Constable, and his rival J M W Turner. Please bring a packed lunch

Course aim

This Day School will look at the rise of the English Landscape, starting with landscapes as an adjunct to portraiture, then the challenges to independent land-scape from the Royal Academy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Interpret the rise of English Landscape
  • Identify and discuss challenges in regards to independent landscape from the Royal Academy
  • Identify a range of colourists

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

What can I do next?

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The Rise of English Landscape Painting

Conditions

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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
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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