Focus on: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB842
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Peggy Guggenheim was one of the few art collectors who became almost as famous as the artists she patronised. During the 1920s and 30s she used her inheritance to amass one of the greatest collections of early modernist European art in the world. This art history course will explore her career throughout her life, and the influential relationship she had with Jackson Pollock – one of the twentieth century’s greatest painters.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Peggy Guggenheim’s influence on Jackson Pollock’s career and legacy
• Jackson Pollock’s techniques and processes
• Key themes in Pollock’s work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Give an overview of Jackson Pollock’s life, and the influence Peggy Guggenheim had over the artist
• Recognise and analyse key works and how they were produced
• Participate in discussions around the key themes in Pollock’s work.
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 online with slide presentations and group discussions. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course; these handouts will be available online/digitally for download, not printed out for you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list provided.
Sarah Jaffray received her BA and MA in Art History with an emphasis in French Modernism and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She holds a second MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Sarah was a lecturer for several colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area before relocating to London to be with her family. For the past three years she has worked as an educator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum and at Wellcome Collection. Her interests include Modernism, drawing, artistic process, collaboration, cultural theory, and the intersection of art and technology. She is currently researching the relationship of language and drawing.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.