History of Art

History of Art

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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