Introduction to Art History

A very dynamic and highly enjoyable introduction to major artists & movements from Antiquity to Modern Art
10 Sessions of 1h30 each, one evening a week

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This very exciting course is an Introduction to Art History open to students of all levels and backgrounds.

Key movements, major artists and their techniques will be introduced in a fresh and dynamic way, through texts from notorious art critics and high quality projected images.

Besides rediscovering famous work of arts in a new light, learning their actual context, students will also discover female artists from each period, as well as other less recognised art movements happening simultaneously in the rest of the world.

In this workshop students will

  • Build or further their understanding of the major periods of Western Art History
  • Build a deeper understanding of major artists
  • Discover and learn how to identify main artistic techniques
  • Discover significant female artists from each period as well as other less recognised art movements happening simultaneously in the rest of the world.
  • Develop in a constructive way or furthered their opinion of art.
  • Have a genuinely exciting and enjoyable time :)

Course Breakdown:

- With each new class students will be introduced chronologically to key movements in art history (starting with Ancient Egypt and Classical Greece), to some of their major artists as well as to some lesser known female artists and other art movements happening simultaneously in the rest of the world through texts from notorious art critics and projected images.

-Conversation and interaction between students and teacher will be encouraged during each session in order to encourage and value student's personal appreciation and involvement of each theme.

- Hand-outs with main subjects, titles of art works and suggested bibliography will be given at the beginning of each class.

  • Session 1- Introduction to the formation of Western Art, Classical Antiquity
  • Session 2- Medieval Art, Renaissance
  • Session 3- Renaissance II, Legacy and influence
  • Session 4- The Art of Northern Europe
  • Session 5 - Genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age and the Baroque
  • Session 6 - 18th century to 19th century, Romanticism
  • Session 7 - Mannerism - Rococo - Neoclassicism - Romanticism - The Academy
  • Session 8 - Impressionism, Post- Impressionism
  • Session 9 - Post-Impressionism Part II
  • Session 10- Modernism, Expressionism, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Symbolism, Conclusion

Every student is advised to bring: - A pen or pencil, a notepad, a folder

 

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