Course Code: 2XMN10B19
Start Date: 07/01/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Time: 2.00pm to 4:00pm
The aim of this course is to introduce students to some interesting, influential and talented artists that fall outside the mainstream teaching of Art History. During the term you will meet a fascinating selection of artists that are less well known and learn about their life and work. Half of the selection will be women artists such as Artemesia Gentileschi (1593 – c.1656) who was considered one of the greatest painters following in the style of Caravaggio and Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) who was the first woman painter to exhibit with the Impressionists. There will also be painters from the United States including John Singleton Copley (1738 – 1815) who painted large and impressive historical works and George Bellows, (1882 – 1925) best known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York. Each lesson is self-contained and students will be provided with biographical and cataloguing notes to enable them to follow up the lessons with their own research if they wish. David Lewry is a working artist and art tutor at the REC who is able to introduce practical artistic insights into the study of art history.