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.
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.
After nearly 200 years of isolation, Japanese goods began to arrive in Europe from 1854. What was the influence of Japanese art, style and aesthetics on Western culture? Explore the art of ‘Japonism’ in Impressionism and the Aesthetic movement.
The 17th century produced some of the greatest artists of all time: Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez and Bernini to name a few. Explore the work of these key artists and understand the history, styles and ideas that shaped the century. Tutor: Leslie Primo. #arthistory #arthistorymatters #Rubens #Rembrandt #Velazquez #baroqueart.
Discover the foundation, architecture, and history of Temple Church and infamous military order, the Order of the Knights Templar. Then visit The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great - London's oldest surviving church.
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.