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Academies, Museums and Canons of Art

David Lewry

Course Title: Academies, Museums and Canons of Art

Course Code: 2XAM10A19

Start Date: 17/09/2019

Day of the Week:
  • Tuesday

Session: Afternoon

Length in weeks: 10

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Price: £

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.

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