Course title:
Great Paintings in Times of Social Upheaval
Tutor:
David Price
Course ID:
C2345618
Start date:
04/11/2021
End date:
16/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 04 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 18 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 25 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 02 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 09 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 16 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 09 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 16 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
14
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£44.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our learning platform, Canvas, and access a Zoom presentation. If you’d like to understand more about Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
Course aim:
To look at history through paintings: sometimes great historical events but also simpler, more everyday aspects of contemporary society; and the backgrounds and motives of the artists.
Course description:
A look at paintings that depict important historical events or simply reveal fascinating aspects of contemporary society. This is a history course rather than an art history course but art is very much at its centre. We will look at the "Dutch Golden Age" centred on Amsterdam and the great works of Rembrandt and other artists working there. We will also examine Renaissance Italy, the driving forces behind it, the rivalries and even wars between city states, and the paintings of Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and others who flourished as artists at this time. We'll also look at American art from 1850 to 1950, a period during which the United States moved on from the devastating Civil War, when it was still largely a rural country, to being an industrial giant with a predominantly urbanised population.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Summarise the differences between Rembrandt's The Night Watch and similar group portraits.
2. Outline the reasons for Amsterdam's prosperity in the 17th century
3. Give examples of some of the strange theories that have been aroused by Leonardo's The Last Supper
4. Discuss why Raphael was so revered in his lifetime and for centuries afterwards
5. Identify some American artists who highlighted divisions in society
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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WEA Canvas online learning area

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