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Live and Recorded talks concerning the:

Introduction to Western Art History

  • Ancient Greece, an introduction
    Ancient Greece, an introduction
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    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    Greek art appears very similar and recognizable to art as we know it and has had a lasting influence on Western Art. Join us as we enjoy art for art sake, the importance of the artist, free standing sculpture, the glory of the human form and the lasting importance of Greek architecture.
  • Ancient Rome, an introduction
    Ancient Rome, an introduction
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    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    The Romans unified Europe, adapting & integrating cultural influences from the people that surrounded + preceded them. They gave us arches, vaults and concrete, and consequently huge interior spaces. Portraiture & the commemoration of historical events make their debut.
  • European Art History, an introduction to the Middle Ages
    European Art History, an introduction to the Middle Ages
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    On Demand
    Online Recorded Lecture
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Lecture
    Get a sense of what happened during the Middle Ages, what changed after the end of the Roman Empire, and what was achieved in this period before the Renaissance.
  • The Early Renaissance: Italy
    The Early Renaissance: Italy
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    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    This week we will be looking at the start of the Renaissance as it unfolded in Italy and why things started to change. Major shifts in representation, the status of the artist, and the importance of the individual all will be discussed. More information below
  • The Early Renaissance: Northern Europe
    The Early Renaissance: Northern Europe
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    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    This lecture will focus on the change from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and how it unfolded in Northern Europe. The personable depictions, the brilliant use of oil paint, the printing press, and the love of details - all will be discussed and put into context. more info below
  • The High Renaissance, Italy
    The High Renaissance, Italy
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    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    The High Renaissance in Italy gives us some of the most well known and best loved artists and artworks. We will be looking at some its main players, what they brought to Art History, and what changes occurred compared to previous periods. more info below
  • European Art History, an overview
    European Art History, an overview
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 13
    Jun 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Jun 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    After 21 weeks we worked our way through Western Art History and how the different styles, movements and regional differences defined themselves within the study of Art History. This talk will give an overview of all these periods, giving you a clear idea of the evolution of art until now.
  • European Art History, an introduction to contemporary art
    European Art History, an introduction to contemporary art
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 06
    Jun 06, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Jun 06, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Contemporary art often frustrates our wish to understand what we are looking at, finding it hard to relate to art produced in our own times. This talk will try and introduce some concepts, themes, main players and recurring points of discussion.
  • European Art History, an introduction to isms of the 20th century, part 2
    European Art History, an introduction to isms of the 20th century, part 2
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 23
    May 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    May 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    Europe was shaken up by two wars during the 20th century greatly influencing how artists saw their world, their country, humanity and what defined them. We will look at some of the movements born out of these monumental developments.
  • European Art History, an introduction to isms of the 20th century, part 1
    European Art History, an introduction to isms of the 20th century, part 1
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 16
    May 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    May 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    During the early Modern Period (1905-1915) Europe was characterized by an astonishing variety of 'isms' styles & movements. We will look at the new ways in which artists tried to express how they saw the world around them, and how the quick succession of 'isms' led to a completely new type of art.
  • European Art History, an introduction to the Fin de Siecle
    European Art History, an introduction to the Fin de Siecle
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 09
    May 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    May 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    The end of the 19th century was characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and technological, scientific and cultural innovations. The arts flourished with new movements and we see an outburst of styles.
  • European Art History, an introduction to Impressionism
    European Art History, an introduction to Impressionism
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Apr 11
    Apr 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Apr 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Capturing a fast changing modern life as it unfolded in a way that photography could never became the aim of a group of young artists in Paris. Instant snapshots, full of a new understanding of colours, with new possibilities in paint brought us the Impressionists.
  • European Art History, an introduction to Realism
    European Art History, an introduction to Realism
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Apr 04
    Apr 04, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Apr 04, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Halfway through the 19th century artists were beginning to feel Romantic emphasis on feeling & imagination was merely an escape from the realities of life. Unrest about circumstances in which people had to work got hold, and with the onset of photography Realism seemed the only artform making sense.
  • European Art History, an introduction to Romanticism
    European Art History, an introduction to Romanticism
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Mar 28
    Mar 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    Mar 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Webinar
    More than just an Art Historical movement, Romanticism spread its influence to literature, music, art and the sciences. Moving away from the rational artist embraced their subjective experience of the world and welcomed their emotional responses as a source of creative energy.
  • European Art History, an introduction to Classicism
    European Art History, an introduction to Classicism
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Mar 21
    Mar 21, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    Mar 21, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    After the chaos of the French Revolution, people graved the seemingly harmonious balance and order of the Ancient World and the democratic ideals of a republic not governed by a court. Using contemporary subjects and ideals the arts developed in stylistically completely new ways.
  • European Art History, an introduction to the Rococo
    European Art History, an introduction to the Rococo
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Mar 14
    Mar 14, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    Mar 14, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    Often grouped with the Baroque, this unique Art Historical period which originates at the French court of Versailles brings a light hearted, fun and feminine twist to the arts, unifying the decorative and fine arts to new levels of sophistication which develops Art History in exiting new avenues.
  • European Art History, an introduction  to the Baroque, Northern Europe
    European Art History, an introduction  to the Baroque, Northern Europe
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Mar 07
    Mar 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    Mar 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    The Golden Age of Art comes to Holland! Maybe not as dramatic, maybe not so much with a mythological or biblical focus - but the realness and relatability of the works of art draw you in like no other period! Join us to put this art historical period into perspective.
  • European Art History, an introduction to the Baroque, Southern Europe
    European Art History, an introduction to the Baroque, Southern Europe
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 28
    Feb 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    Feb 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
    Online Webinar
    Ohh the Baroque! My favourite art historical period! So overwhelmingly intriguing, like a good movie you can't take your eyes of it, you are drawn in, feel all the emotions and are mesmerised by its beauty and dynamism! Join me this Monday to understand what makes this period so special.
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