Year course
High Renaissance to Baroque: 1500-1720

Wednesday 25 September 2019 - Wednesday 8 July 2020

  • Wednesday 25 September 2019 - Wednesday 8 July 2020

  • Seminar Room 3, V&A South Kensington

  • Course price £640.00 - £1,992.00

  • Call +44 (0)20 7942 2000 to book

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

This event is unfortunately cancelled. During these exceptional times, the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. In line with the latest advice from Public Health England, all V&A sites (South Kensington, Museum of Childhood, Blythe House, V&A Dundee) are temporarily closed. If you have purchased tickets for events that have been cancelled there are several options available to you and our ticketing team will be in touch. You can find out more on our blog (link).

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Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Course Director Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Dr Kathy McLauchlan is an art historian specialising in French painting and the academic tradition. She completed an MA in 19th century painting and a PhD on the work of art students at the French Academy in Rome at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. Kathy has worked the Open University, Birkbeck College, NADFAS and Morley College.

Excellent speakers with in depth knowledge and good communications skills Previous Course Student

Day tickets for the autumn and Term tickets for the spring 2020 term are now available. Tickets for the summer 2020 term will be available twelve weeks before the term starts.

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available • Certificate Option available

Course Overview

Term 1

12 weeks, 25 September – 11 December 2019


The era 1250 – 1350 was dominated by religious life, shaping the form and function of art. It also saw social change, with towns emerging as centres of patronage, and a dawning interest in Antiquity. The courtly gothic style spread from Paris across Europe. In Italy Giotto evolved a new, realistic visual language.

Term 2

12 weeks, 8 January – 25 March 2020


The Reformation and Counter Reformation had profound effects on painting, sculpture and architecture. A new Baroque style emerged in Rome, most spectacularly in the work of Bernini and Borromini. Meanwhile, England’s Tudor period saw a flowering in the arts.

Term 3

12 weeks, 22 April – 8 July 2020


For the Netherlands, independence in 1648 inaugurated a golden age for art, particularly in the domestic spheres of portraiture and genre. Elsewhere the state took a stronger lead, above all in France, where Louis XIV’s palace of Versailles embodied his power and prestige.

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Year course: High Renaissance to Baroque: 1500-1720

25 September 2019 - 8 July 2020

£640.00 - £1,992.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Term 3: 1650-1720

22 April – 8 July 2020


Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)