Art history

Art History Courses in London

Interested in art history? Then why not browse our extensive range of art history courses, to explore debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden – and also take place in many of London’s galleries and museums, as well as online.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Art evolutions: Pop to post-internet art
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £152.00
  2. What makes a masterpiece
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Look at works of art in the Western canon and ask why we consider them to be masterpieces. What formal qualities do they all share, if any, or is our interpretation of a masterpiece largely subjective?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
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  3. Caravaggio and his world
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore the life and world of Caravaggio in the context of Counter-Reformation and baroque aesthetics; contemporaries and rivals like Giovanni Baglione, the Carracci, Orazio Gentileschi; and followers like Artemisia Gentileschi and the Dutch Caravaggisti.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  4. Fakes and forgeries
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Investigate the boundaries between fact, fakes and fictions in art, looking at different interpretations of authenticity.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  5. The beastly Renaissance - the meaning of animals in Renaissance art
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Beasts are everywhere in the art of the Renaissance. Discover why they are there and how artists created the painted and sculpted menageries of both real and imaginary creatures that populate Renaissance art.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
  6. Heavenly bodies: relics and reliquary sculpture in medieval Europe
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Considered more valuable than gold or any precious gem, the limbs, heads, teeth and blood of holy bodies were more than mere novelties in medieval Europe. This course will look at the means by which their profound power was displayed, with a particular focus on sculpture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
  7. Movements in art: Pop and Minimalism
    Course Date: Mon 5 Jul 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    From Andy Warhol to Sol Lewitt explore Pop Art and Minimalism to understand how these rival movements revolutionised the way we see and experience art.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
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  8. Movements in art: Cubism and Futurism
    Course Date: Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Cubism and Futurism are pivotal movements in the history of modern art – encapsulating all the promise and peril of the 20th century’s devastating birth, and even helping rewrite perceptions of space and time.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  9. Symbols and stories: saints in art
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Saints are represented in masterpieces of Christian art from 1200 to the present – learn how to recognise them, decode their meanings and iconography and enhance your understanding of this aspect of art history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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  10. Ten modern & contemporary artists you should know
    Last Few Places
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Look in depth at 3-4 artists a week across a series of themes from alienation to post-conceptualism. What links can be made between artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and where is art heading?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00

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