Focusing on artistic figures such as Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso or Pollock, this course will explore the key movements that have shaped 19th and 20th century art. It will examine how the art market received a fresh impetus from a new international clientele leading to the establishment of influential galleries such as Wildenstein, Knoedler, or Duveen. Other topics will include the promotion of the Barbizon school and Impressionists by Paul Durand-Ruel, and the Nazi looting of European art collections, and the market for American Abstract Expressionism.
In addition to studying artworks and masterpieces, a unique and distinct feature of the course will be the study of the art markets that have underpinned art production and patronage. By locating the major art historical movements within historical market structures, the course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the socio-historical contexts in which works were produced, sold and collected during this period.
The course is aimed at individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the art world, or those who wish to engage in further study at postgraduate level.
This Intensive Course consists of live-streamed lectures and discussions. Recordings of the live sessions are accessible anytime during the course via our online learning platform, Canvas.
Students will learn:
- To identify, date, and analyze a range of styles and art forms from the Impressionist to Modernist period.
- To locate and interpret works of arts and artistic movements within their socio-cultural contexts.
- To decode the complex historical mechanisms that have shaped patronage and the art market.