Year course
High Renaissance to Baroque: 1500-1720

Wednesday 26 September 2018 - Wednesday 10 July 2019

  • Wednesday 26 September 2018 - Wednesday 10 July 2019

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £640.00 - £1,992.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of Europe from the High Renaissance to the Baroque. You will examine changes in patronage during this period, with the rise of a prosperous middle class and the invention of printing, which enabled books and prints to reach a much wider audience. Consider the effect of wars and economic policies on the arts, and the influence of trading voyages on imports of luxury goods from the East.

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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.

I love the depth of lectures and the handling sessions of armour and jewellery! 2017/18 Course Student
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Further information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people • Certificate Option available • Term 2 tickets now available

Course Overview

Term 1

12 weeks, 26 September – 12 December 2018

1500-1560

Three of the most celebrated European artists – Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo – were working in Italy at the start of the 16th century. In the same period, books and prints by Dürer and his contemporaries introduced new audiences to art images.

Term 2

13 weeks, 9 January – 3 April 2019

1560-1650

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

11 weeks, 1 May – 10 July 2019

1650-1720

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

26 September 2018 - 10 July 2019

£640.00 - £1,992.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Term 3: 1650-1720

1 May – 10 July 2019

Term 3 single days

1 May – 10 July 2019

£80.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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