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Gain a unique perspective on the development of the arts by exploring the vibrant relationship between art, artists and the metropolis between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
As cities developed from the Renaissance period onwards, the arts increasingly came to symbolize their wealth and power. In this course we trace the impact of material and intellectual conditions on the arts, while at the same time examining how painters, sculptors and architects shaped the urban environment. Expert lecturers explore topics including the splendours of Baroque Rome, the ‘golden age’ of Dutch art in Delft and Amsterdam and the rise of Istanbul.
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Dr Kathy McLauchlan is an art historian specialising in French painting and lecturer with the Arts Society, Morley College and Oxford University.
Kathy is a brilliant lecturer who is engaging and inspiring - I love how this course has opened my eyes and broadened my perspective, thank you! Previous Autumn 2020 student
Tickets will be available for general sale at 10am on Monday 21 June
10 January 2022 - 28 March 2022
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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)