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.
Grayson Perry: ceramicist, curator ('The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman'), designer of tapestries ('The Vanity of Small Differences'), dress designer, graphic novelist, social commentator, collector, and 2003 Turner Prize winner. Discover the wit and consummate craft of this fascinating artist. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio #arthistory #summerschool #weekendcourse #graysonperry.
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.
Behind every great Renaissance painting is an equally astounding, some would say greater, Renaissance drawing. Indeed artists were judged firstly not by the quality of their paintings but by their grasp of, and skill in, drawing. Discover more about why and how great Renaissance works were created.
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. This course is part of City Lit Art’s 'Ready/Made' Summer School Programme. Tutor: Ian Tucknott #arthistory #summerschool #hogarth #Banksy #duchamp.
London’s recent building boom has foregrounded discussions about architectural style, but postmodernism has been practiced in the Capital for more than forty years. This course will look at the style’s variety through key examples.
This course is part of City Lit Art’s 'Ready/Made' Summer School, and explores a history of objects in art from the traditional still life, to ready-mades, object-art, and contemporary artists’ fascination with things. Tutor: Ian Tucknott #arthistory #summerschool.
Rubens: six degrees of separation. An exploration of the life and work of Rubens, and his links and connections to well-known artists, people and places through the National Gallery collection. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #Fridaylates #nationalgallery #arthistory #rubens.
Join us for a ‘summer late’ session at the Tate Modern and explore a number of important works from the permanent collection. Discover, discuss and enjoy the evening ambience at the newly extended Tate Modern. #arthistory #fridaylates #tatemodern.
Take a Friday evening to discover treasure troves in the British Museum, such as the Mildenhall Treasure and the Cuerdale Hoard, and find out about the societies in which these discoveries were produced. Tutor: Dr Barbara Zeitler #arthistory #summerschool #britishmuseum #fridaylates #treasure.
Spend a summer’s evening finding out about art outside Europe, in particular the V&A’s fascinating and extensive collection of Islamic art objects. Tutor: Dr Barbara Zeitler #fridaylates #V&A #islamicart.
They lived in squares and loved in triangles. Discover the complex world of the Bloomsbury Group, British modernists, through the work of key figures like Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, and Duncan Grant.
From the grandeur of Rubens to the soul-searching of Rembrandt, we explore the many masters of one of the most influential eras of artistic production, in a region of tremendous diversity and innovation.
Eclecticism defines 19th-century architecture. This course will look at key styles including neo-classical, gothic revival, early modernism and those rooted in design reforms, such as the arts and crafts movement. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.