Take a reality lesson through art, as historian David examines fabulous works of visual art that present historical themes. This is a history course rather than an art history course but art is very much at its centre.
We will look at how the conservative art establishment's dominance of painting in France in the early 19th century was challenged by certain artists who explored new styles like Realism and Impressionism, focusing much more on modern life and in doing so making art more accessible to ordinary people. We'll also look at the Pre-Raphaelites in England, who rebelled against the demands of academic art, particularly the reverence accorded to the Renaissance master, Raphael. He was held up as the exemplar for all artists to follow in many countries of Europe. The stand taken by these revolutionary artists allowed more experimentation towards the end of the century, with Cezanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Braque and Picasso really pushing the boundaries of visual art. We’ll look at the lives and work of these artists and how they sometimes struggled to be accepted.
Benefits of engaging in visual arts include:
Benefits of lifelong learning include:
The information and images in documents are provided for informational, educational and interest use only. The information has not been prepared for your specific requirements, and it is your responsibility to make sure it is appropriate for you. This information does not contain or constitute, and should not be interpreted as, medical or therapeutic advice. If you have any doubts about your health, you should consult your doctor before implementing anything you read about in the documents. You acknowledge and accept that you read the information and undertake any activities discussed therein at your own risk. The information should not be shared with third parties or used for any commercial purposes.
Check out Geek Notes for more info...