This course has concessions available

Introduction To Modern Art

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 context of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments.

The class will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB
This a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station.

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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 since the middle of the 19th Century.
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 from the start of Modernism at the middle of the 19th Century, through the 20th Century till the present day.

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 context of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments.

We will look at:
The Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Art and Crafts movement, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Neo- Dada and Pop Art, British Modern Art in 50s-60s, Performance and Land art.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
' Recognise different styles / types of modern art
' Describe works of modern art and express an informed, personal response
' Understand why non-traditional materials are used in modern and contemporary art
' Understand the socio-cultural contexts for modern art

What will it be like

There will be slide presentations and tutor lectures.

There will also be group discussions and question and answer sessions around culture, religion, technology, social and political developments, in relation to the development of the visual arts.

What else do you need to buy or do

Please bring a notebook and pen to make notes. The tutor will also recommend further reading and works of art to look at to deepen your knowledge and understanding.

What this course could lead to

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Concessions:

This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

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