Art and the City: Ancient to Modern

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    Seminar Room Three

YEAR COURSE: Many celebrated artists have been closely associated with major European and American cities such as Paris, Rome, London, Berlin and New York. They have lived and worked in these cities and many have made the city itself a subject of their work.

Many cities are also rich repositories of world-class architecture and art. This course explores the vibrant relationship between art, artists and the metropolis from antiquity to the present day. It will examine case studies on ancient Athens and Rome, medieval visions of the city, Renaissance Florence, Rome and the Baroque, Paris and Impressionism, Berlin and the inter-war period, New York and the Abstract Expressionists, as well as considering the development of the art world and artistic communities in cities such as London and Barcelona.

Major figures like Raphael, Titian, Manet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock and Warhol will be considered as well as critics, dealers, patrons and lesser-known artists, designers and architects.

Course Director: Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Mondays, 22 September 2014 – 13 July 2015 (3 terms), 11.00-15.30

£1,750 per year, £1,400 concessions
£730 per term, £550 concessions
£60 per day, £45 concessions

Full year and term tickets are available via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays)
One day tickets are available online and via the bookings office.

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