Art history

Are you interested in art history and how to interpret art? Then why not browse our range of art history courses and choose from introductory courses, or explore further into practices, debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden.

Contact us to find out more about art history - call 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm or email visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

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  1. A-Z: Gods and Goddesses: the stories behind the art

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the manifold meanings – and explore the role and popularity – of Gods and Goddesses in European art. From deities of love to gods of war, learn to unlock the mysteries and symbolism behind the image. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #mythology.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. A-Z: Impressionism

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us on an A-Z tour of Impressionism to explore the magic behind this art movement - its inspirations, innovations and enduring popularity - and learn about one of the world’s most popular styles of art. Tutor: Alison Meek #arthistory #summerschool #impressionism.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Art and literature

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Themes from Shakespeare, Dante, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and fairytales have inspired some of the greatest artworks and artists from Titian, Rodin, Millais and Picasso to contemporary artists like Paula Rego. Includes gallery visit. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio #arthistory #summerschool.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Art evolutions: Baroque to Romanticism

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get an introduction to two centuries of art in five days: from the darkness of Caravaggio via aristocratic Rococo and Enlightenment Neoclassicism to the Romanticism of Turner and Delacroix. Includes four gallery visits. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #renaissance #rococo #baroque #romanticism.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Art evolutions: Cubism to contemporary art

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Cubism and examine key artistic movements in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the ‘isms’, from Futurism to Postmodernism, through art, design, architecture and theory. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: James Mansfield #arthistory #summerschool #cubism #modernart #contemporaryart.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Art evolutions: the 19th century to the Modernist revolution

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the key avant-garde art movements of the 19th century through art, design and theory. From Courbet's Realism and the Pre-Raphaelites to the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: Alison Meek #arthistory #summerschool #preraphaelites #Impressionism #PostImpressionism #realism.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Art walks: London's public art - modern and contemporary

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the wealth of fascinating modern and contemporary public art in the streets of the City. Experience creations ranging from the hand crafted to the high tech from world-class international artists. Tutor: Alexandra Epps #arthistory #summerschool #Londonwalk #walkingtour.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Art walks: stained glass in the city

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover stained glass in historic churches and buildings in walks and talks based on London's rich architectural heritage. Tutor: Alexandra Epps #arthistory #summerschool #stainedglass.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Art, religion and the late Roman Empire at the British Museum

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Sunday morning to discover the great cultural changes that the Roman Empire underwent between the third and fifth centuries CE through the medium of art and how Early Christian art developed. Tutor: Dr Barbara Zeitler #arthistory #summerschool #britishmuseum #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Asian art: the Far East

    Course Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Chinese and Japanese art and the cross-cultural links not only between neighbouring countries but also with the art of Europe. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Britain's art collections: a history

    Course Date: Mon 10 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the history of Britain's art collections, from their beginnings in the early 19th century through to contemporary art collecting today. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: James Mansfield #arthistory #summerschool.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what the thinking is behind contemporary art? In this course will explore some of the concepts, theories and history behind the art of today.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Demystifying art at the Tate

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Get an overview of the collections of Tate Britain and Tate Modern with this straightforward and lively insight into the contemporary art world, both inside and outside the gallery. Tutor: James Mansfield #tatemodern #summerschool.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Duchamp & Dada: from the readymade to contemporary art

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Dada and Duchamp’s key works within their social, political and artistic context and consider their impact on Post-Modern practices such as Concept and Installation Art. Tutor: Dr Rachel Sanders #arthistory #duchamp # dada #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Focus on: Frida Kahlo

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has been cast in many roles: surrealist, wife to Diego Rivera, feminist icon, cyborg, mistress of reinvention. Explore her extraordinary art, life, politics and legacy. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio #arthistory #summerschool #weekendcourse #kahlo #fridakahlo.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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