Art(AP): Europe & Britain 1850 - 1950 - All - ONL10614

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Adult Education Programme

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  • ONLINE - Adult Education Programme
    Adult Education Programme ,
    The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £0.00 for term
  • Course Info sent weekly; prior to interactive session on Thursdays 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Activity description

This art history course will trace the development of ‘Modernism’ in Europe and Britain, during the period 1850 -1950. It will cover movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Aestheticism, Japonisme, Futurism and Decadence, through artists like Manet, Degas, Whistler, Sargent and Beardsley. We will explore stylistic developments in art and their relationship to historical context. We will also look at the critical responses to these artworks, and think about the way in which art criticism has changed over time, with a focus on the French Salons and the Royal Academy. NUMBER OF WEEKS/HOURS: At the beginning of every week you will be sent a short, informal article on a different artist or style to read at your leisure. From Monday 13th July. DAY AND TIME FOR THE INTERACTIVE CLASS DISCUSSION: In addition, you will be offered to take part in an interactive session on: Thursdays, 16th, 23rd; 30th July; 6th and 13th August at 3.00pm. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: At the beginning of every week you will be sent a short, informal article on a different artist or style to read at your leisure. It will contain links to relevant video clips, and a list of discussion questions that will be covered in the interactive session. During the interactive sessions we will share our thoughts on the article, discuss the questions as a group, and you will be guided through an in-depth visual analysis of artworks. There will also be time for you to ask your own questions. WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: You will gain confidence in looking at an artwork for the first time through a framework for visual analysis, including theoretical knowledge of the features such as colour, tone, composition, materials and techniques that make up an artwork. You will develop a broad understanding of the timeline of modern art and how to recognise its key styles and artists. ARE ANY RESOURCES REQUIRED? None. ARE THERE ANY HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW? No. WHAT COULD STUDENTS DO NEXT? Another art history course on a different time period or geographical location, gallery tours (when galleries begin accepting groups again).

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  • Date term started: 16 Jul 2020 (25 days ago)
  • Duration: 5 lessons (1 lessons remaining)
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