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.
Discover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures in this gallery-based course. Please contact the department for a full list of meeting places for this course after you have enrolled: 020 7492 2700/2703 or email email@example.com.
An introduction to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Study the art of the era and the architecture of the prominent Gothic great churches and medieval buildings of the continent and England. Tutor: Dr Richard Plant. Tutor: Dr Richard Plant
Explore art and culture in the late 19th century, focussing on the birth and major developments in modern art including the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts.
Explore art and culture in the early 20th century, focussing on the major developments and movements in art including Cubism, Abstraction, Dada and Surrealism and their relationship to wider cultural contexts. This can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Modern art: 1850-1900.
Explore art and culture in the late 20th century, focusing on the major developments and movements in art including Neo-Dada and Pop art, conceptual and performance, installation and Postmodernism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts. This can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Modern art: 1900-1950'.
Discover portraiture and the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Different periods and styles are discussed each week in front of the portraits. Includes visits to the current temporary exhibitions. Tutor: Leslie Primo #arthistory #arthistorymatters #npg #gallery #artgallerycourse #artgallery #portraiture.
From mechanical clocks in the shape of peacocks to imprisoned alchemists and megalomaniac monarchs, the history of art patronage is a long and fascinating one. Explore paintings, porcelain, palaces and their decorations.
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.
A survey of Western art from the Gothic to the Victorian age, discussing Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism, and the ideas shaping each period. Can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Looking at paintings'.
Explore the art and culture of the 18th century through the Georgians, the age of Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Featured artists, designers and architects include Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Kent and Adam.
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.
Examine the changing face of the portrait in art history from the early Renaissance to the present. Look at how and why its meaning and function have changed over the years and why artists are still drawn to it despite photography.