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History Of Art: 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 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. 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-Fri 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.
  • Who is it 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 it 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 I 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 could it lead to?

    Further Study with Mary Ward Centre, the Art Trail, other art appreciation classes.
    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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History Of Art: 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 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. 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-Fri 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.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1105CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1103CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1104CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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The Art Trail: London Galleries And Museums

This course focuses on looking at and discussing art in a variety of public art galleries, exhibition spaces, commercial galleries and museums around London. The focus of this course is on Contemporary art; however, sessions sometimes explore art from earlier periods and movements within the 20th century.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1108CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:1111CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1106CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:1109CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1107CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:1110CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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