Art History Courses - September to December 2017

Enquiries & Bookings: Telephone 01202 888992 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Art History

We are delighted to welcome back Jennie Spiers!


3 Week Courses - £35

Northern Renaissance
Friday 8th to 22nd September 9.30am to 12 midday

The centre of the European Renaissance movement was in Italy, however, over time the ideas and influences of the Italian Renaissance spread to other areas of Europe. The “Northern” Renaissance refers to Renaissance art,
architecture, and philosophy that took place outside of Italy. We will be discussing works by artists from the Netherlands such as Jan Van Eyck, Roger Van Der Weyden, Bosch, Breughel and from Germany: Grunewald, Dürer, Cranach the Elder and Holbein the Younger.

The Venetian School
Friday 6th to 20th October 9.30am to 12 midday
The unique ‘Venetian style’ of painting is characterised by deep, rich colours, an emphasis on patterns and surfaces and a strong interest in the effects of light. This style of art in Venice from the late 15th - 16th Century, demonstrated a departure from the more sculptural and linear technique of the Florentine painters and was led by artists such as Giovanni Bellinini, Giorgione, Titian,
Tintoretto and Veronese. We will be looking at the works of these artists, describing their techniques, subject matter and historical context.

Orientalism
Friday 3rd to 17th November 9.30am to 12 midday

Orientalism refers to the imitation or depiction of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West by writers, designers and artists. Orientalism is more widely used in art history referring mainly to the works of French artists in the 19th century, such as Ingres, Delacroix and Gérôme, but also to British artists such as Edward Lear, Frederic Leighton, Edwin Long and John Frederick Lewis.
We will also be looking at paintings in this style by Renoir, Matisse and Klee.


2 Week Course - £25

St. Ives School
Friday 1st to 8th December 9.30am to 12 midday

An introduction to the artists associated with St Ives in West Cornwall, which became a centre for modern and abstract developments in British art from the 1940s to the 1960s. Artists such as Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood, and the
artist who helped inspire them, Alfred Wallis, as well as Paul Lanyon and the sculptors Naum Gabo and Barbara Hepworth.
All these courses are tutored by Jennie Spiers