Year course
European Art and Innovation: 1720 - 1920

Thursday 26 September 2019 - Thursday 9 July 2020

  • Thursday 26 September 2019 - Thursday 9 July 2020

  • Seminar Room 3

  • Course price £640.00 - £1,992.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

From Neoclassicism to Modernism , explore one of the most remarkable periods in the history of western art. Referencing the V&A collections, expert lecturers will bring to life themes such as taste, patronage and the art market, while you discover how artists and designers competed for leadership of the ‘advance guard’.

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Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Course Director Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Dr Kathy McLauchlan, art historian specialising in French painting and lecturer with the Arts Society, Morley College and Oxford University.

The quality of the speakers and the material they covered was superb; the gallery talks were also interesting and helpful to study. I was given an excellent framework for future study. 2018/19 Course Student
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Full year tickets now on sale. Term tickets will be available twelve weeks before course start and Day tickets will be available four weeks before course start.

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available • Certificate Option available

Course Overview

Term 1

12 weeks, 26 September – 12 December 2019

1720 – 1840

This period saw unprecedented challenges to old European regimes centred on court, church and aristocracy, and artists played an active role in efforts to create a new world. The shift in styles reflected these wider changes in the political order, and also signalled the emergence of new audiences for art.

Term 2

12 weeks, 9 January – 26 March 2020

1840 – 1900

During the 19th century, artists and critics started to talk about an ‘advance guard’. They were referring to individuals who set themselves apart from the establishment and questioned conventional values in art and society.

Term 3

12 weeks, 23 April – 9 July 2020

1900 – 1920

By the start of the 20th century the western art world was extraordinarily vibrant and diverse. A succession of avant-garde groups from Russia to America offered competing visions of form and function, many artists seeking to integrate their efforts to create a ‘total work of art’.

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Year course: European Art and Innovation: 1720 - 1920

26 September 2019 - 9 July 2020

£640.00 - £1,992.00

Term 1: 1720 – 1840

26 September – 12 December 2019

£845.00

Term 1 single days

26 September – 12 December 2019

£80.00

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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