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-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.
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.