What Are You Looking At? (Art History)

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This brief course looks at the main periods of western european art history, beginning with the early renaissance, and progressing though the various styles and movements. The course is extensively illustrated, and examines the meanings underpinning selected works of art.

Course aim

Can you recognise impressionism and cubism, mannerism and pre-raphaelites? This course gives a brief introduction to art history, focussing on developments from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Recognise the main trends in european art from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
  • Understand the contexts which gave rise to different styles of art.
  • Explain some of the symbolism and meanings conveyed in art.

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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What Are You Looking At? (Art History)

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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