What is the course about?
The course traces foreign artists from the Tudor period through to the Renaissance and Baroque, looking at their origins and how they came to work in England. It will examine the contributions of artists such as Holbein, Gerrit van Honthorst, William Dobson, Paulus van Somer, van Dyck, Peter Lely, and Rubens. It will ask how they influenced the British School of painting and assess their legacy.
There will be no class on Thursday 23 May 2019.
What will we cover?
- The origins and role of foreign artists in Britain from the Tudor through to the Baroque period
- Their contribution to the British School of Painting
- Their legacy
- Close analysis of key works.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and role of foreign artists in Britain from the Tudor through to the Baroque period
- Describe their contribution to the British School of Painting at that time
- Identify influences of foreigners on British artists of the time
- Participate in discussions on art works of foreign artists in Britain in the selected period with increased confidence.
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