Portraits line the walls of the houses and museums of England. Although not an artform unique to these isles, it was this corner of Europe that produced some of the most original and talented artists in the genre. During the Tudor and Stuart periods, the Court attracted Holbein and Van Dyck to produce iconic images of monarchy that have withstood the test of time. The eighteenth century infused poetry and drama, with Reynolds and Gainsborough painting works that asserted their right of entry into the newly-established Royal Academy. The romanticism and historicism of the Victorian Pre-Raphaelites inspired a new generation, who would in turn pave the way for the Symbolist and Modernist painters of the modern era.
This course includes:
- Certificate of participation on completion of the course;
- Lectures with time for questions and discussion;
- Guided visits to London-based galleries and collections;
- Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury.
Please note that this is one part of a three-module course taking place in Autumn, Spring, and Summer. Click here to learn more about the other modules.