What is the course about?
Picasso’s impact on the development of modern art is unquestionable. This course will examine his position within key movements, his innovative approach to style and subject and his experimentation with various media. We will discuss the social and political ideals that formed his work and consider its long term impact on the art world.
Please note that the date of this course has changed from what is advertised in our printed guide. This course will now run on Sunday 30 June 2019. Please refer to this webpage for up-to-date information..
What previous students liked most about this course: .
“Good content, energetic teacher. Excellent value for money.”
“Very energetic and knowledgeable teacher. Right mix of information and fun. Would of definitely come to another of Rachel’s sessions.”
“Fantastic insight into Picasso’s practice in context and his impact on Modern art.”
What will we cover?
- The social and political context of Picasso’s major works.
- Picasso’s relationship with tradition and with the avant-garde movements – Cubism, Primitivism etc.
- Picasso’s media experimentation – painting, sculpture, collage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Discuss Picasso’s work within its social and political context
- Describe Picasso’s experiments with materials, subject and style.
- Analyse Picasso’s relationship with artistic tradition.
- Explain the motivations and implications of Picasso’s work.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is open to all. No prior knowledge is required other than a general interest in art and design
You should be able to follow written and verbal instructions, hand-outs and health and safety information and will be invited to take part in group discussion. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with a short lecture, slides, and discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
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