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.
Barney's multi-part works combine diverse media such as film, sculpture, drawing, photography and performance to generate complex visual narratives. We will focus on his epic Cremaster cycle (1994-2002) and Drawing Restraint series (1987-ongoing). #contemporayart #matthewbarney.
Explore the techniques and styles used in producing manuscripts, from their earliest appearance to the 16th century. We'll consider the ways in which manuscripts were used and ask why such lavish attention was paid to them. Includes a gallery visit. Tutor: Dr Richard Plant #arthistory #manuscripts #illumination #historyofthebook.
Examine the role of early photography in the history of art and artists in the 19th century. We'll look at how photography was used by painters and how photographs became works of art in their own right. #arthistory #photography #historyofphotography.
Study the design reform movements – Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco – and analyse a wide range of products, including fashion and textiles, graphics, architecture and furniture. Includes a museum visit.
Study significant contributors - including Wren, Pugin, Gaudi and Le Corbusier - to Western architectural styles, from Gothic to postmodern, considering function and materials as well as social, political and cultural contexts. This course includes building visits.
This fascinating and amusing course by cultural theorist Ian Tucknott explores a history of artists and their jokes, from hilarious Hogarth to today’s most amusing art makers. #arthistory #hogarth #Banksy #duchamp.
With his ambivalent sexuality and dynamic use of chiaroscuro, Caravaggio was one of the giants of the Italian baroque. Learn how his art was underpinned by a striking realism. Includes a gallery visit.