Course title:
Branch Event: Portraits 2
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course ID:
C3747159
Start date:
24/01/2022
End date:
24/01/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 24 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 16:00 PM 6
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 6
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 6
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 16:00 PM
Hours
6
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
6
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
6
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Woodley Hill House
Woodley Hill House
Eastcourt Avenue
Reading
RG6 1HH
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£27.00 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 and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A notebook and pens are helpful to record personal notes and supplement the handouts provided
Course aim:
This study day will explore the major developments in portrait in the 18C, 19C, and early 20C, when the new wealthy middle classes were turning to artists such as Reynolds and Gainsborough, Whistler and Singer Sargent.
Course description:
This course opens with the career of Sir Joshua Reynolds and the founding of the Royal Academy, before exploring the achievements of his rivals, Hogarth and Gainsborough. We move to France to study the important work of David, Ingres and Manet, before completing our day with the major portraitists of the late 19C such as James Mc Neill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. This study day will form the second part of this course but each day course can be taken independently.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Explore the developments in the relationship between artist and patron in the 18C and 19C
2. Analyse the economic and social background to the work of these artists
3. Understand something of the new materials and techniques available to artists
4. Evaluate the influence of the rise of photography on the role of the portrait
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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