This course has concessions available

History Of Art: Modern Art – Online

This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The course will look at significant art works within the contexts of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments.

Term 1: the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting, Impressionism, Orientalism, Japonism, Pointillism, Symbolism. Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau;

Term 2: Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Suprematism and Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Social Realism;

Term 3: Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada and Pop Art, Post-Modernism, Minimalism and alternative cultural perspectives.

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class.
If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Your tutor, Dr Theokritos Papadopoulos, is an artist, art history and critical theory lecturer. He completed his MA and PhD at Central Saint Martins looking at the development of the Western Avant-garde and its relationship to trauma. He participated to international conferences and published texts about art, in art theory magazines and Academia.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone with an interest in understanding more about the visual arts and how they have evolved and developed over time.
The course is also suitable for students who are on higher level or progression course like Pre-Foundation, Foundation and Advanced Creative Practice (or even at University) who want a better understanding of how certain styles or art practices came about and how they have influenced artists through time.

What does this course cover

This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The course will look at significant art works within the contexts of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments.
Term 1: the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting, Impressionism, Orientalism, Japonism, Pointillism, Symbolism. Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau; (Autumn Term)
Term 2: Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Suprematism and Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Social Realism;
Term 3: Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada and Pop Art, Post-Modernism, Minimalism and alternative cultural perspectives.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Identify the key features of the main periods of the Modern art.
- Identify and name different forms of art throughout these periods.
- Describe the main materials used to create pieces of art.
- Examine the relationship between art, architecture, artefacts, the Industrial Revolution and social-political changes.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on group activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and reading groups.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives.

What else do you need to buy or do

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

https://zoom.us/support/download

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes

What this course could lead to

Further Study with Mary Ward Centre. (Modern Art history)
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Concessions:

This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

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