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Academies, Museums and Canons of Art : David Lewry"

"This course covers the first part of the Open University Course A216, ART AND ITS HISTORIES (1999). The course was a second level course which was designed for students who were new to the discipline of art history and for those who had a little experience. This was the first section of the course which focuses on the nature and origins of the so-called western canon of art. Concentrating on art and institutions in Britain and France from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, it explores the construction and evolution of canonical values. Using a series of case studies including the Albert Memorial, The Parthenon Marbles and the paintings of such artists as Turner, Hogarth and Reynolds, it considers the nature of the modern discipline of art history and its origins.  "

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "