Discovering Art: Ten Great Artists
This 10-hour course is designed to offer students a basic introduction to looking at art by focusing in on the work of ten of the leading European artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Students will be encouraged to consider the artists under study in terms of their lives and works, their connections to other artists, their relationship to the time in which they lived, and their posthumous reputations, while also thinking about how we look at and understand art.
The artists we will look at in the course will be Michelangelo, Titian, Artemisia Gentileschi, Antoine Watteau, Angelica Kauffman, Eugène Delacroix, John Constable, Emily Mary Osborn, Berthe Morisot, and Barbara Hepworth.
This course is aimed at complete beginners who want to gain greater fulfilment from visiting art museums and galleries, or who want to progress to further study in art and cultural history.
The course tutor, Dr Michael Paraskos, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also teaches art history at the City and Guilds of London School of Art. Michael is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and has published very widely on art of this period, as well as reviewing exhibitions and novels for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and The Spectator magazine. His novel In Search of Sixpence was published in 2016.
If you have any questions about the course content please directly email the tutor, Dr Michael Paraskos.