Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

Course Dates: 07/05/22 - 18/06/22
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Location: Online
Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: VB679

Started Sat, day, 07 May - 18 Jun '22

Duration: 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will take an introductory approach to the art theory of writers such as Winckelmann, Baudelaire and Greenberg in relation to movements they shaped or commented on – Neo-Classicism, Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism.
Please note: This is not a survey course. It is designed to enrich learners' understanding of Art History as a discipline. It builds on the ‘Introduction to Art History’ course but you do not need to do this course first.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Art theory in relation to movements – Burke & Romanticism etc.
• Formal & subject analysis of the artworks
• Contextual information (artistic, social, political) about the writers and artworks.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Analyse formal elements such as composition and the subject matter of a range of art
• Describe artworks as products of a range of contextual influences
• Assess the relationship between different art movements and art theorists.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels but ideally you should have completed the ‘Introduction to Art History’ course (VB101) first
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.

Rachel Sanders

Dr Rachel Sanders received her MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London. She has taught at a number of institutions and currently lectures on the history of art and design at City Lit and Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest is early twentieth-century American political paintings and cartoons. She has published a number of articles on her research specialism and is currently writing a book on New Masses magazine.

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