History of Art

History of Art

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Synopsis

This exciting new course will examine the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern foundations of western art in their broader historical context. It will focus on works of art, sculpture and architecture from the Bronze Age to Classical Greece; Romanesque and Gothic; the Northern, Florentine and High Renaissance, including Venice.


Wednesday mornings 10.30am-12noon

Wharfeside Theatre


Cost £65 in advance plus a one-off £3 charge payable on the first session for the course handouts.


Dates of course:


8th January


15th January


22nd January


29th January


5th February


12th February


19th February


26th February


Break for one week


11th March


18th March - last session




Weekly schedule:


1. Bronze Age to Classical Greece


2. Greek Pottery and Sculpture


3. Greek Architecture


4. Roman Art and Architecture


5. The Middle Ages: Romanesque and Gothic


6. The Northern Renaissance


7. The Florentine Renaissance - Architecture


8. The Florentine Renaissance - Sculpture and Painting


9. The High Renaissance


10. The Renaissance in Venice




Dr Ian Adams, Lecturer


Dr Adams taught political philosophy at Durham University and has published several books on that subject.  Since his retirement, he has concentrated on other interests, especially art history. He has taught U3A classes on history of art and architecture for a number of years and gives individual lectures of these subjects for a variety of groups and societies.


For more information, please contact Dr Adams via email: iansydneyadams@gmail.com