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. London's smaller art collections

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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 visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Medieval art and architecture

    Course Date: Wed 8 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

    #arthistory #architecture #medieval #romanesque.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Modern art: 1850 - 1900

    Course Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Modern art: 1900 - 1950

    Course Date: Tue 9 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Modern art: 1950 - present

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. National Gallery

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discuss a differently themed group of paintings each week in front of the pictures. An opportunity to understand our national collection in greater depth. Stools will be provided if you need them.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. National Portrait Gallery

    Course Date: Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Royal palaces, patrons, and art treasures

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Shock of the new: contemporary architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Styles in art

    Course Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. The art and culture of 18th century London: part 2

    Course Date: Thu 2 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. The art and culture of the Victorians

    Course Date: Thu 13 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover the fascinating world of the Victorians and their legacy, exploring fine art, design, architecture, and literature through gallery visits.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. The Bloomsbury Group weekend

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. The Dutch and Flemish Golden Age

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. The history and meaning of portraiture

    Course Date: Mon 13 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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