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.
Trace the importance of foreigners to the British art scene from the Tudor period to the Baroque. How did artists like Holbein, Dobson, van Somer and van Dyck influence the British School? #arthistory #britishart.
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'.
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.
Explore Georgian painting, sculpture and architecture, and consider them within the context of the history and culture of the 18th century in offisite sessions in museums, galleries and other places in London.
An alternative look at the collection from the perspective of some of the most outstanding women of the past five hundred years. Explore their lives and their achievements as artists, writers, monarchs, scientists, lawyers.
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 different aspects of the permanent collection of Tate Modern by looking at the work of modern to contemporary artists in painting, video, sculpture and mixed media installations. This course is gallery based.
Explore the incredible progress of early Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting and decorative arts and the background to the Renaissance. Includes a gallery visit.
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.
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.
Examine the role of photography in the history of art and artists in the early 20th; how photography was used by painters and how photography developed into an independent art form. #arthistory #photography #historyofphotography.