This course will provide students who are interested in art and art history with an exciting initiation to this topic. As well exploring the works of many of history’s most celebrated artists, this course also examines the discipline of Art History itself by tracing its roots back to the very earliest pieces of critical writing.
It will focus on some particular moments in the formation of the academic discipline of art history, and will consider what bearing those methodologies have on our own thinking in the 21st century. If you’re considering Art History, History, or English literature at university, it will also help to show interviewers and admissions tutors that you have a serious and sophisticated engagement with your subject. The case studies of art historians and movements in the field of art history will provide excellent discussion material.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take This Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of fine art, art history, or other art subjects at university. It provides an insight into the discipline of art history and the works of the founders of the discipline.
Aims and Objectives
- To gain an understanding of the roots of the discipline of Art History
- To examine the major movements of Art History over the centuries
- To gain an insight into the methodologies employed by art historians
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Talk confidently about major figures in the history of Art History
- Understand the different perspectives from which one can critically analyse a work of art
- Employ the techniques learned to conduct one's own criticism of art