2022/23
Course image Academic Preparation for History of Art 2022/23
 
Course image Art Historical Study Skills 22/23 2022/23
 
Course image HA1A1: Introduction to Art History: The Natural World and the Arts of Modernity 2022/23
 
Course image HA1A2:Introduction to Art History: Classicism and the Arts of Christianity 2022/23
 
Course image HA1A3:Architecture 2022/23
 
Course image HA1A4: Landscape 2022/23
 
Course image HA1A5: Portraiture 2022/23

The course explores the development of portraiture from antiquity to the present day, focusing in particular on how portraiture expresses in different ways the sitter's identity. Even though today it is recognised as one of the main genres of art, portraiture has a complex history with a major turning point in the Renaissance. As it deals with the human face, portraiture raises important issues concerning realism and idealisation, identity and social performance, imitation and artistic interpretation. As such, throughout history portraiture has participated in important debates about the superiority of poetry over the visual arts, the construction of a ‘civilised’ persona, role-play, and the role of images to mediate between a lover and his/her beloved, or between life and death. The course explores portraiture across a variety of media (including painting, sculpture, medals, prints, photographs) and connects it with key poetic and literary discourses, investigating devices and visual strategies to make the sitter ‘present’.


 
Course image HA1A6:Prints 2022/23
 
Course image HA1A8:Sculpture 2022/23
 
Course image HA1B1:Photography 2022/23
 
Course image HA1B2:Contemporary Art 2022/23
 
Course image HA1B4:Painting Techniques 2022/23
 
Course image HA1B5:History of Art and Interpretation 2022/23
 
Course image HA2A5: Art since 1960's 2022/23
 
Course image HA2C4:Practical Art 2022/23
 
Course image HA2C5:A Fine Tomorrow: British Art & Culture in the 1950's 2022/23
 
Course image HA2D9: 'Golden Age' to 'Modern Breakthrough': Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century (Occurrence V) 2022/23
 
Course image HA2D9:'Golden Age' to 'Modern Breakthrough': Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century 2022/23
 
Course image HA2E7:Exhibiting the Contemporary (taught in Venice) 2022/23
 
Course image HA2E8: Independent Study Module 2022/23