Course - National Gallery

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Comments about Course - National Gallery - At the institution - London - Greater London

  • Objectives
    Discuss a differently themed group of paintings each week in front of the pictures. An opportunity to understand our national collection in greater depth. Stools are provided.
  • Course description
    What topics will we cover?

    Each week, three or four paintings (which have a particular theme) will be analysed.

    By the end of this course you should be able to:

    - Understand and be able to recognise in appropriate detail and depth the styles and subject matter of European painting as shown at the National Gallery.
    - To give individual examples of different genres and understand the ideas and other factors which prompted their production.
    - To recognise different painting techniques and why these techniques have been employed, and the practicalities of using various methods.
    - To be able to discuss the range and limitation of work collected by the National Gallery and why the collection has grown as it has.

    What level is the course?

    No previous knowledge or experience required.

    How will I be taught?

    Discussions in front of pictures.

    Are there any other costs (e.g. certification, materials, equipment or books I need to buy)?


    What feedback will I get?

    Your tutor will advise You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

    Will I have a chance to give my views on the course?

    Yes, please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

    When I've finished, what course can I do next?

    Other art history courses.

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