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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

Wonders of Scotland - Writers, Artists & Designers

<p>This series of 3 lectures focuses on different aspects of Scottish creative abilities - writers, artists and designers. Scottish writers include Sir Walter Scott with his Waverley novels, adventure

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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

Wonders of Scotland - Writers, Artists & Designers

<p>This series of 3 lectures focuses on different aspects of Scottish creative abilities - writers, artists and designers. Scottish writers include Sir Walter Scott with his Waverley novels, adventure

...

This series of 3 lectures focuses on different aspects of Scottish creative abilities - writers, artists and designers. Scottish writers include Sir Walter Scott with his Waverley novels, adventure writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth Sherlock Holmes. The Monarch of the Glen, is an iconic Scottish painting which focuses on the majesty of Scotland’s highlands and wildlife whilst the Glasgow Boys artists brought fresh perspectives. Designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a visionary designer of the Arts & Crafts movement with Art Deco lines in his interiors, furniture and posters, working with his wife Margaret MacDonald.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Explore the work of Scottish poets & novelists including Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stephenson
  • The transition from strong Scottish imagery in writing to adventure & mystery in Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes character
  • Consider modern Scottish writers such as Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith and J.K. Rowling
  • What are the images that relate so strongly to Scottish landscape
  • How did Queen Victoria and her patronage promote Scottish visual culture
  • Who were the Glasgow Boys and how did they relate to other European art movements of the late 19th century
  •  How did the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh & his circle relate to the Arts & Crafts movement
  • What objects did they design
  • What was the philosophy behind their design aims

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Consider some reasons why Scotland has established a strong creative identity in writers, artists and designers
  2. Know what is Tartan Noir – a tradition of mystery and adventure
  3. Explore visual and written imagery around Scottish landscape
  4. Discover a continuing strong Scottish national identity

Anne Harbers

M. Arts (Art History), GCLT
Anne Harbers MA, MBA, MAppSc, GCLT, is an experienced presenter and writer in Art History and European Decorative Arts and has tutored at WEA for over 5 years as well as given talks to museums,...