Art history

Our art history programme is growing. We have expanded our architecture provision and our focus beyond western art to include Islamic art, Japanese art and the art of the Near East. There are courses on curation for aspiring practitioners and a host of other art history courses on subjects as diverse as the history of fashion, comic books, urban art and artists' books that can be taken alone, or to complement surveys of periods. You can also study the history of photography, design, video and sound art. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. A grand day out: Winchester Cathedral

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Winchester Cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Discover the cathedral and its treasures during this one-day location-based course. Transport costs not included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Art and madness. Image: The Scream by Munch

    Art and madness

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is the relationship between creativity and madness? Is there a link or is this a romantic notion? Via Michelangelo, Goya, van Gogh, Munch and others, explore how ‘madness’ changes how we think about artists.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Asian art: India and Middle East

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Indian and Islamic 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

  4. 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

  5. British art: 1900 - 1950

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of British modern artists and their relationship to the art of continental Europe between 1900-50. Who led developments and why did it take so long for them to gain recognition? Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Contemporary art showing in London

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Examine and discuss art on show in London. Each week we’ll visit a commercial gallery or public institution and examine specific exhibitions or paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Discovering the art and architecture of London's churches

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    London has many fascinating churches to explore. See them on a series of guided visits and discover beautiful stained glass, surprising interiors and architecturally important structures by notable architects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Focus on: Gauguin

    Focus on: Gauguin

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Gauguin’s key works, such as 'Vision After the Sermon' and 'Nevermore', within the context of biography, social history, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Post-Impressionism and Primitivism. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Focus on: Hopper

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Hopper’s key works, including 'Automat' and 'Nighthawks', within the context of biography, social and political events, and movements such as Regionalism, Social Realism and American Scene painting. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Focus on: Iconography

    Course Date: Sun 21 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art. Tutor: Leslie Prismo.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Focus on: Kandinsky

    Course Date: Sat 29 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Kandinsky’s key works, such as 'Colourful Life' and 'Composition IV', within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including the Blue Rider group and the Bauhaus. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Focus on: Picasso

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Picasso’s key works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Cubism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Focus on: Warhol

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Warhol’s key works, such as '16 Jackies' and 'Green Disaster', within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, materials and the international Pop Art movement.Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. In depth: German art and the Weimar Republic 1918-1933

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the vibrant culture of the Weimar Republic, this course considers the variety of German artistic movements which emerged between the two world wars.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. In depth: late Renaissance

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the incredible progress of High and Late Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy and Western Europe. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

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