A Short Introduction to Art History
Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art Bernadette Petti for this introductory course, designed for everyone with an interest in art. Booking is required.
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Coming into the Light
27 March, 2:15, Booking required
Find out in this first session how artists began to question the way they portrayed society and reality in an introduction called “What happened at the End of the Middle Ages?”
The Renaissance Men
10 April, 2:15, Booking required
In this session we’ll look at how some of the great masters, including Leonardo, Botticelli and Michelangelo, created masterpieces of exquisite beauty.
A Golden Age
24 April, 2:15, Booking required
This session we’ll travel back through time to the Netherlands in the 17th Century exploring works by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals to find out why the Dutch were world leaders in science, military, trade and of course art.
Freedom and Amusement
9 May, 2:15, Booking required
Here we’ll explore the elegance, extravagance, refinement and adornment during the reign of Louis XV that artists including Fragonard, Boucher and Watteau made famous.
From the Age of Enlightenment to the Spirit of Romanticism
23 May, 2:15, Booking required
In this session we’ll examine the competing cultures of Neoclassicism , Enlightenment and Romanticism and how these 18th century movements changed the history of art.
“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it” – Modern and Post Modern Art
6 June, 2:15, Booking required
In this final session we’ll focus on contemporary art and the dynamic combination of materials, methods, subjects and theories artists use today to push boundaries in media and meaning.