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.
Twentieth-century artists have used maps to ask questions and examine their place in the world. Explore how maps have become a critical artistic tool from Surrealism to contemporary New Media practice. #arthistory #weekendcourse.
Can knowledge of the society in which Hieronymus Bosch lived and worked help us understand his bizarre paintings? Was he suffering from mental illness or merely using visual metaphors we can no longer understand? #arthistory #hieronymusbosch #weekendcourse.
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.
Explore Degas’s extraordinary legacy as ‘one of the founders of Impressionism’. His dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold colour experiments will be examined throughout this informative one-day course. #degas #impressionism #arthistory #weekendcourse.
Explore the world of German Expressionism, from the paintings of Kandinsky and Kircher to the wider cultural context of this important artistic movement of the early 20th century. #arthistory #weekendcourse #germanart #expressionism.
Discover the life and work of William Hogarth. Best known for his print engravings and his bawdy depictions of 18th century London, we explore these and other aspects of his work and the society that inspired it. #arthistory #hogarth #weekendcourse.
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.
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.
Ireland has a rich history of visual art, from the Book of Kells and the grandeur of its Georgian architecture to modern and contemporary artists such as Jack Yeats and Francis Bacon. #irishart #arthistory #weekend #weekendcourse.
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.
This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
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.
For over 80 years the radical imagery and underground passions of fanzines have defined DIY culture. From their earliest examples to today, we explore content, technique and the relation of ‘zines to wider artistic practices. #arthistory #fanzine #weekendcourse.