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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Focus on: Matisse

    Course Date: Sat 1 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Matisse’s key works, such as Blue Nude and Red Studio, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Fauvism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. 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

  5. Focus on: the art of Siena

    Course Date: Sun 5 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made. Tutor: Leslie Primo #sieneseart #sieneseschool #arthistory #courses #arthistorymatters #weekend #weekendcourse #weekendclass.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. 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

  7. Gods and heroes from Classical to Renaissance art

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the fascinating gods and heroes of classical and post-classical art through relevant works in the British Museum and National Gallery. How popular were they in classical society? What roles did they play? This course is gallery based. Tutor: Leslie Primo #classicalart #mythology #arthistory #courses #artgallery #museum.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. In depth: early Renaissance

    Course Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the incredible progress of early Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting and decorative arts and the background to the Renaissance. Includes a gallery visit. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #renaissance #medici #arthistory #courses #arthistorycourse.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. In depth: revolutionary art in the 20th century - Ai WeiWei

    In depth: revolutionary art in the 20th century

    Course Date: Thu 8 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is an in-depth look at the impact of technological, social and political revolutions in the 20th century, and the creation of modern art.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Introduction to art history

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about Art History as an academic discipline.We will study artworks using a variety of approaches, considering such aspects as formal analysis, materials, and social, cultural and artistic contexts. Tutor: Dr Rachel Sanders #arthistory #weekend #arthistorymatters #weekendclass.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Introduction to Tate Modern

    Course Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of Tate Modern by looking at the work of modern to contemporary artists in painting, video, sculpture and mixed media installations. This course is gallery based.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Introduction to the history of photography: 1900-1950

    Course Date: Wed 15 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the role of photography in the history of art and artists in the early 20th century; how photography was used by painters and how photography developed into an independent art form. Tutor: Kerri Meehan #arthistory #photography #historyofphotography.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Introduction to the history of photography: 1950-now

    Course Date: Wed 10 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the role of photography in the history of art and artists from 1950 to the present day; how contemporary photographers are experimenting with both new and old processes to reflect on our world. Tutor: Kerri Meehan #arthistory #photography #historyofphotography.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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