Art History Courses - January to April 2020

Enquiries & Bookings: Telephone 01202 888992 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Study Mornings only £20!

Henri Rousseau
Friday 10th January, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Rousseau’s work, which is full of magical, lyrical and dreamlike
imagery, has inspired generations of avant-garde artists,
including Picasso, Chagall, Beckmann and the Surrealists;
writers and poets such as Apollinaire and Sylvia Plath and the
songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Surrealism
Friday 24th January, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Surrealism became an international intellectual and political
movement. We will look at works by artists such as Giorgio
de Chirico whose style of metaphysical art influenced the
surrealists, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, René Magritte,
Max Ernst, Dora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning.

Andy Warhol: Pop Art Icon
Friday 28th February, 9.30am to 12.30pm

A study of the enigmatic American artist Andy Warhol, from
his early career as a commercial illustrator and designer, to his
importance and influence on the Pop Art Movement; his midcareer
switch to avant-garde film maker and manager of the
Velvet Underground.
We will explore Pop Art from its beginnings in mid 1950s Britain
and its emergence in late 1950s America.

Pierre Bonnard
Friday 27th March, 9.30am to 12.30pm

A look at the colourful world of Bonnard’s paintings, discussing
his unconventional use of colour and innovative compositions.
Unusually, Bonnard preferred to work from memory to produce
his landscapes and intimate domestic scenes.