From the birth of Rococo to the avant-garde experiments of the Post-Impressionists, this course explores radical and revolutionary art movements changed the ways in which art is viewed and laid the foundations for today’s art world. It will also examine the ways in which art was transformed in the prelude to and aftermath of the two World Wars. Participants learn to interpret and understand art in the context of a period which saw the birth of what many people now regard as quintessentially "modern" art. Suitable for beginners as well as those with prior knowledge looking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Western Art.
This course includes:
- Eight-week term, with a half-term break
- Expert lectures with time for questions and discussions each week
- Guided visits to the National Gallery and Wallace Collection
- Special sessions on expressions of the Baroque in architecture and interiors
- Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury
- Certificate of participation upon completion of the course