The Advent of Photography and the Modern Gaze - 1839-1909
Led by art historian and curator Andrea Mattiello, this new Modern and Contemporary Art Series comprises of four short courses that survey the ideas, aims, materials and techniques of modern art from 1870 to the work being made by artists today. This course can be taken individually or can be completed as a full four part series.
Starting with the advent of photographic technologies, the first part of this short course focuses on the impact on naturalistic painterly tradition in movements like the one of the Pre-Raphaelites and on Realism. The second part will discuss the rise of the new aesthetic canons associated with movements such as Impressionism and Expressionism. The course looks at the late decades of the nineteenth century and how the work of artists was impacted by new formal paradigms marking the beginning of the Modern era.
30 September - 19th Century Photography
7 October - Pre-Raphaelites
14 October – Realism
21 October – Impressionism
28 October – Post Impressionism
4 November – Expressionism
This course will be delivered online via Zoom.
What you will learn:
• The artists and the art produced at the beginning of the Modern age
• How to express thoughts and opinions about contemporary art within its historical and sociological context
• How to research and write from an art historical perspective about these major artistic periods
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.