What is the course about?
This one-day course presents an exciting programme exploring key aspects of the history and analysis of Irish art from the pre-Christian period to the present day. We will explore and identify key works of Irish art, addressing fine, applied and popular art forms. Throughout the day, Irish visual culture will be discussed within its national artistic, social and cultural contexts as well as within its place in a broader European perspective.
What will we cover?
• Early Ireland, and the Book of Kells
• Irish Impressionists, sculptors and landscape painters
• Great Irish Masters such as Yeats, Bacon, Hone & Clarke
• Key works within social & cultural context
• Contemporary Irish Art.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Give an overview of specific periods within the history of Irish Art
• Recognise and analyse key works and how they were produced
• Participate in discussions about visual characteristics of a variety of styles
• Discuss works within their context (e.g. social, political, religious, artistic).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with slide presentations and group discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to bring a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details