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This course is now sold out. To be the first to hear about new V&A Academy courses, sign up for our mailing list by clicking HERE.Glass: one of the oldest and most extraordinary of man-made materials. This course explores the rise of glass art from the nineteenth century to today, through the techniques and achievements of its greatest masters.
The seductive glamour of glass has entranced humankind for millennia, but the nineteenth century raised that appeal to new heights. From the middle of the century to the present day, glass has moved beyond its industrial beginnings to take its place at the cutting edge of contemporary art. Names such as Gallé, Tiffany, Lalique, Marinot are familiar far beyond the narrow circles of collecting and curating; glass art is all around us, mysterious and alluring. This course follows the rise of glass-working from craft to art, exploring the mysteries, tracing the evolution of techniques and technology, and celebrating the spectacular masterpieces.
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Justine Hopkins lectures widely in art history and design and is a registered lecturer for the Arts Society. She has published a biography of the c20 painter and sculptor, Michael Ayrton, c and is currently working on a book, website and two exhibitions celebrating Michael Ayrton’s centenary this year.
I was amazed by how well the online system worked. It was great having the materials, being able to re-watch the recorded talks and have a bit of less formal "chat" on the website. Autumn 2020 Online Course Participant
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20 April 2021 - 25 May 2021
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