The artistic movement known as Victorian Classicism emerged in the 19th century during a period in which there was great public interest in the lost civilisations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. The expansion of the railway system allowed people to travel further to see the ancient remnants of a classical past such as Hadrian’s Wall or the popular Roman towns of Bath and Cirencester. This increased social interest and fascination with the ancient world naturally infiltrated the art world and thus the Victorian Classicism movement was born.
This course will introduce you to the four major artists associated with the Victorian Classicism movement, and their most famous paintings. This course is a perfect supplement to our course on Art Historiography, and would suit anyone thinking of applying to study an art-related subject at university.
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Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying the Victorian era at university, whether as part of a history, politics, or art course.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand the origins and key features of Victorian Classicism
- To gain an appreciation for the major artists in this period and their works
- To analyse critically some of the key issues of Victorian Classicism
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Consider the differences between artists' approaches in this period
- Discuss some of the major themes of Victorian Classicism, such as the roles of women and myth